Todd Gurley 'Really Good Fit' in Falcons Offense, HC Dan Quinn Says
It hardly took 24 hours for running back Todd Gurley to find a new home after the Los Angeles Rams cut him in mid-March.
In many ways, he can thank his former coach, Sean McVay, for that. As the Atlanta Falcons were looking to upgrade their offense, Gurley immediately jumped out as someone worth targeting specifically because of the success he had in McVay's offense early on. It's a scheme Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is already using and made offering a one-year, $6 million deal to Gurley a near no-brainer.
"We thought in this system, the way we want to attack, he would certainly be somebody who fit," Quinn said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. "We felt like, man, we were fortunate that he would have a shot to get down here."
Even the biggest question mark surrounding Gurley—the health of his knee—didn't phase Quinn, who went back and watched game film of the running back at the end of the season.
"From the evaluation side, when you're looking at a player who's in a similar offense, it's a really easy evaluation," Quinn said. "The Rams and our offense have so many concepts that are similar."
From a fan perspective, this should make Gurley's upcoming season one of the more interesting sub-plots in the NFL. The Georgia alum was rather unceremoniously dumped by the Rams days before he would've been due a $10.5 million bonus following a year in which his usage ...
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