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Rams RB Todd Gurley not concerned about MVP talk

Todd Gurley, Rams

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is in the midst of yet another great season. Through eight weeks, he has 1,151 yards from scrimmage to go with 15 touchdowns to help lead the Rams to a perfect 8-0 record.

Gurley’s terrific performances have put him once again as one of the top MVP candidates for this season. However, Gurley says he is not concerning himself with potentially winning the award.

“I’m not worried about that,” Gurley said per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “Obviously, you know, they like to give it to quarterbacks, but we’re just going to keep doing our thing and keep getting these wins, and everything else is going to take care of itself.”

Gurley was also a top MVP candidate last season after a tremendous campaign. He lost out to Tom Brady, though, and had to settle for the Offensive Player of the Year award.

This year, he has Patrick Mahomes as his top competitor and is hot on the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback in terms of MVP odds.

As Gurley knows all too well, he faces an uphill battle to win the award, which has historically gone to the more “valuable” quarterbacks. If Mahomes continues on with his torrid pace, it’ll be hard to see anyone else winning the award.

But as Gurley showed with his incredibly unselfish play of sacrificing a sure-fire touchdown to secure the win against the Packers, he’s much more concerned with winning than padding his individual stats. So even if he doesn’t get recognized with an MVP, he should still be satisfied if the Rams continue to rack up the wins.