Los Angeles Rams fans always love to hear Eric Dickerson chime in every once in a while, especially when he has great things to say about the team.
As the Los Angeles Rams continue training camp to help prepare for the 2018 season, it’s only a matter of time before fans find out whether this team has what it takes to live up to the hype of being a serious Super Bowl contender in the NFC.
One year after winning just four games, the Rams ended up being one of the biggest surprises from the 2017 season after overtaking the Seattle Seahawks to win the NFC West. And while there were numerous reasons behind their success, Todd Gurley was one of the main reasons why.
The Rams fans that were ready to give up on Gurley after a horrendous 2016 campaign immediately regretted their decision after seeing the former Georgia star finish second in the MVP voting to Tom Brady after recording 2,093 yards from the line of scrimmage and 19 touchdowns.
Now, Gurley is beginning to find himself in the discussion of not only being the top running back in the NFL, but also being one of the greatest running backs to ever suit up for the Rams, with Eric Dickerson ranking at the top of the list for obvious reasons.
Seeing Dickerson continue to hold the record for most rushing yards in a single season (2,105 in 1984) shows just how special of a player he is. In fact, Dickerson believes his epic record will be safe during the 2018 season after responding to a post from Skip Bayless of Fox Sports.
First off, nothing against Ezekiel Elliott since the Dallas Cowboys running back has proven to be a workhorse over his two first years in the league, but everyone knows Bayless only mentioned him due to his obsession with the team. No matter how they’re performing, Bayless always seems to be praising the Cowboys, so nobody should be surprised to see him go with Elliott here.
However, Dickerson once again showed why Los Angeles fans will always have love for the former running back after seeing him label Gurley as the best player at his position in the NFL.
Even better, Rams fans have to love the part in which Dickerson said he would be willing to debate how Gurley would lead the team to another division title while the Cowboys end up watching the playoffs from home for a second year in a row.
This sounds like a bold statement by Dickerson, but also from a talent perspective, Los Angeles is in a much better position than Dallas when it comes to be a serious contender in the NFC, especially if Gurley continues to play at a MVP level.