Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley will be reminiscing the good old times when he visits the Los Angeles Chargers in their Week 14 encounter. The former Georgia standout formerly helped promote the construction of the Sofi Stadium back when he was still a player for the Los Angeles Rams, who are also tenants of the $5 billion architectural wonder.
Gurley didn't get to play in the arena as he was already waived by the Rams prior to the 2020 NFL season. Several months later, he now gets an opportunity to step foot in the stadium but this time only as a visitor.
“I helped create that stadium, so why not try to go out there and try to do damage?” he told Emmanuel Morgan of the L.A. Times.
Despite the unfortunate ending to the partnership between Gurley and the Rams, the sixth-year veteran has nothing but love for the land he once called home.
“It was a good time, man,” Gurley said of his stint in L.A. “It was a good five years with the Rams and a good four years in L.A., for sure. It's always going to be home.”
Gurley was selected by the Rams organization with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft back when they were still settling in St. Louis. The team eventually relocated to Los Angeles prior to the start of Gurley's sophomore season but remained the same club that gave the running back an opportunity to make his name known around the league.
The Maryland native eventually earned three trips to the Pro Bowl and was named to two consecutive NFL rushing touchdowns leader awards as a player for the Rams.
After being haunted by a handful of knee injuries, Gurley is looking forward to resurrecting his career and bringing back his previous playing form as he now dons the colors of the Falcons moving forward.
Armed with a 4-8 record, Todd Gurley will hope to ball out as he leads his team to get back on the win column as they go head-to-head with the 3-9 Chargers in Week 14 proceedings.