Todd Gurley spent the past week thanking current and former NFL players, which caused speculation that he may be retiring.
While speaking with NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano, the running back confirmed while he hasn’t officially retired, he doesn’t plan on playing football again.
“I don’t think there’s any question about that one,” he said.
“I just wanted to show gratitude man, because there’s a lot of guys that’s on this earth and especially as alpha males, we don’t show the love like we’re supposed to,” he said. “I just wanted to let those guys know that I appreciate them for everything that they’ve done for me, just at an inspirational level.”
On Tuesday, Gurley publicly thanked a long list of running backs who came before him.
The Rams drafted Gurley in the first round of the 2015 draft out of Georgia. He would reward them by rushing over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first season, winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year in that season.
Gurley broke out after the Rams hired Sean McVay as head coach for the 2017 season. He totaled over 2,500 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns in 2017 and 2018 combined, leading the league in rushing touchdowns in both seasons.
Knee injuries would completely derail his career. He only played two more seasons, with the Rams in 2019 and Falcons in 2020.
At just 28 years old, Gurley hasn’t played since 2020.
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