Todd Gurley on Jared Goff trade: Another situation where I wasn’t surprised

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On this day two years ago, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley were playing in Super Bowl LIII with the Rams.

Gurley had signed a four-year, $60 million contract extension just before the start of the 2018 regular season. Goff would sign a four-year, $134 million extension in August 2019.

Now neither player will be with Los Angeles when the blockbuster trade for Matthew Stafford is finalized at the start of the new league year in March.

It’s been a fairly remarkable turn of events for both players over the last 24 months. Gurley was released last March and signed a one-year deal with the Falcons. He rushed for just 678 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games in 2020 — the lowest yardage total of his career.

Since 2019, Goff is second in the NFL with 38 giveaways. Only Jameis Winston has more, and he didn’t start a game in 2020.

But during a Wednesday appearance on NFL Network, Gurley took a bit of a swipe at his old team when addressing the trade.

“Well, another situation where I wasn’t surprised again,” Gurley said, via NFL Media. “But you know, I like Goff, I like Goff, he’s a good guy. Don’t nobody care about who’s a good guy. I’m just happy he’ll be able to go somewhere and hopefully those guys welcome him with open arms and just not be judgmental and just let him play. He’s been a No. 1 pick for a reason, and he has a lot of ball left in him.”

As Goff said himself, Gurley thinks the change could be a positive development for the 26-year-old quarterback.

“It could be a good thing for him, you know? Just add an extra chip on your shoulder,” Gurley said. “A lot of players like to play with chips on their shoulder, but it’s a lot different when you’re a franchise quarterback and you take your team to the Super Bowl and two years later you’re on a whole other team. Like I told him, man, love him, just want him to be happy and keep doing what you’re doing.”

15 responses to “Todd Gurley on Jared Goff trade: Another situation where I wasn’t surprised

  1. glac1 says:
    February 3, 2021 at 5:23 pm
    The Rams are imploding…


    Unloading a couple of lousy contracts is hardly what I would call imploding.

  2. Gurley: Yo, they care too much about production. They gave me 60 million so they should back off and not worry so much about numbers, man. I mean, after the 60 million dollars number.

  3. On the next Rams trade they will trade all of their remaining draft picks for 2021, 2022, and 2023. Then the coach will leave them or get fired when the cupboard is bare.

  4. What did Todd do after the extension?

    I feel for both of them but I am glad the Rams got away from the huge contracts!

    Ask Atlanta!

  5. I didn’t hear Gurley complaining when he signed that $60M contract.

    He rushed for just 678 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games in 2020 — the lowest yardage total of his career.

    Maybe he should be spending more energy on the field. I’m sure there will be more complaining when he has a hard time getting a contract this off-season. More whining from Gurley to come…

  6. Stafford’s salary and the dead money the Rams take on by sending Goff to Detroit will eat up 23.4 percent of a $180 million cap. The Rams are currently $35 million over a $180 million cap, third most in the league.

    It will be hard for the Rams to re-sign players, and they have 13 unrestricted free agents this offseason. After the trade for Stafford, the Rams are set to go without a first-rounder for 7 straight years since Goff was a 1st rounder in 2016.

    My point? The LA Rams MUST win the Super Bowl next year to justify these moves because the team is going to be really bad for some time after.

  7. The Rams have bet their future on the present and have lost control of both. A few 8-8 or worse seasons coming up.

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