Todd Gurley: Would be “awesome” to add Odell Beckham Jr.

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Rams running back Todd Gurley would be happy to give up a few touches, if it meant adding a player the caliber of Odell Beckham Jr.

Gurley was fired up about the rumored and at-this-point hypothetical possibility of the Rams trading for the Giants star, though he made it clear he thought he and coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff could make it work within the framework of an already good offense.

“Oh yeah, that’s my guy,” Gurley said of Beckham, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “There’s always enough snaps. There’s always enough snaps.

“If we had him, man, it would be awesome. I’d be happy, Goff will be happy, coach McVay will be happy, [owner Stan] Kroenke, the whole team would be.”

Gurley was less forthcoming with confirmation that he had talked to Beckham about the possibility. There was a report that Beckham had told a couple of Rams players he was hoping to go there, but Gurley wasn’t going to admit to being one of them.

“Hmm, I don’t want to say all that,” Gurley said. “That’s my boy.”

The Rams are in the enviable position of having a quarterback on a cheap rookie contract, and the flexibility that comes with cap space not-yet-tied-up in lucrative extensions for many stars. And that means that while talk of adding another one might be premature, it’s possible, and that’s enough to get people excited.

17 responses to “Todd Gurley: Would be “awesome” to add Odell Beckham Jr.

  1. The press thinks so also…LA is a big market and no sooner does a team move there when 1) Playoffs 2) big name free agents arrive 3) big name free agents are rumored to arrive.

    The NFL must be giddy. It couldn’t have gone any better had they planned it….

  2. Take your time. The Giants price tag will go down if he is holding out. There wouldn’t be a lot of teams willing to pony up that degree of compensation for a player coming off of IR in his contract year.

  3. Gurley, be careful what you wish for. How many times do we have to see guys like ODBJ before we can learn that extreme diva WRs aren’t worth it. Once the ball stops coming his way, his bruised ego takes over and you get all kinds of on-field issues that cost the team. And that’s in top of his off-field issues. Before you know it, your locker room is gone. We’ve already seen it.

  4. Will someone remind NFL players that this isn’t the NBA… it’s a 53 man roster, not 12….I see the salary jealously , compared to NBA players, enough with thats my boy. You don’t own the team, nor are you making decisions about the team…

  5. It seems as though the Rams are trying to corner the market on problem players…Suh, Talib, Peters, and now Beckham?! An interesting team chemistry developing.

  6. Giants need a RB more than they need a WR. Rams trade Gurley to Giants for Beckham. Anybody remember Dickerson for Faulk?

  7. Gurley is easily the best RB in the league. Yet somewhere in Puttsburgh Leveon Bell is whining that his a hero that is underpaid at $14M per year….

  8. steelerdeathstar says:

    March 30, 2018 at 9:29 am

    It seems as though the Rams are trying to corner the market on problem players…Suh, Talib, Peters, and now Beckham?! An interesting team chemistry developing.

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    …and a possible disaster in the making. They might corner the market on locker room brawls, too. Trying to buy a championship doesn’t always pan out.

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    Maybe three teams move their problem children? Bell to the Giants. Beckham to the Rams and Donald to the Steelers.
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  10. J will says:

    March 30, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Giants need a RB more than they need a WR. Rams trade Gurley to Giants for Beckham. Anybody remember Dickerson for Faulk?

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    You do know that Eric Dickerson was traded in 1987 and Marshall Faulk was traded in 1999? So it was not Dickerson for Faulk.

  11. nhpats says:

    March 30, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Gurley is easily the best RB in the league. Yet somewhere in Puttsburgh Leveon Bell is whining that his a hero that is underpaid at $14M per year….

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    Easily the best? Gurley had ONE good year last year. Bell has had several years of good production. In fantasy I would still take Bell over Gurley.

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