Rams coach Sean McVay says Todd Gurley will ‘have a big role’ in Super Bowl
Todd Gurley is going to be one of the most intriguing names to keep an eye on leading up to Super Bowl 53 between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. After barely being utilized by Sean McVay in the NFC Championship Game against the Saints, he appears ready to return to his normal role of being a workhorse running back.
According to McVay in a quote shared by 247 Sports, the coach of the Rams made it clear that Gurley is going to be a major factor for the team against New England.
“If anything that you love so much about Todd and I think it epitomizes what’s right about our football team, is the ownership that he talks about with regards to, I’ve got to play a little bit better. I also think that it is a result of the opportunities. He didn’t have a lot of opportunities to play much better, so I think that’s where I’ve got some ownership in that as well. The great thing about it is, he’ll get a chance to make a big-time contribution and have a big role in our game against the Patriots.”
Gurley was one of the top running backs in the regular season, carrying the football 256 times for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also caught 59 passes for 580 yards and four touchdowns in 2018.
Over the past few weeks, Gurley has been working his way back from injury. He was forced to miss the end of the regular season due to injury, but rushed for 115 yards against the Cowboys in the divisional round of the playoffs. His lack of a role last week was a bit concerning, but it sounds like he’s just fine and ready to play a big role against the Patriots.
Los Angeles will need to have their offense clicking on all cylinders in Super Bowl 53. Tom Brady and the Patriots may not be what the once were, but no one should count them out in a championship game.
All of that being said, expect to see a much heavier dosage of Gurley come Super Bowl time.