Atlanta HC speaks out on Todd Gurley’s fit with the Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons made a big move in acquiring Todd Gurley. The former Los Angeles Rams running back is as talented a football player as he is controversial off the gridiron, so there are questions about his fit.
However, head coach Dan Quinn believes that he’s more than a great fit with the team.
On SiriusXM NFL Radio, Quinn talked about whether Gurley would be able to perform well with the team that signed him for a low-risk, high-reward one-year deal worth $6 million. The 49-year-old coach believes that the issues that plagued Gurley during his final year with the Rams should not follow him to Atlanta.
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) April 9, 2020
“From the evaluation side, when you’re looking at a player who is in a similar offense, it’s a really easy evaluation. The Rams and our offense have so many concepts that are similar… the fact that he could finish the year, that was a big deal,” the Falcons coach said of Todd Gurley.
“We just thought in this system, the way we want to attack, he would certainly be someone that fits. It’s another one of those examples on the business side who you can and can’t keep. We just felt like man, we were fortunate that would have a shot to get down here back where he played college ball.”
The two-time First-Team All-Pro definitely has the numbers to back him up. While he didn’t perform to the expected standards last season, he still finished with a solid 857 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
Gurley is still one of the best running backs in the game and would be a great boost to a Falcons team that saw their offense misfire on several occasions.