Los Angeles Rams: 4 grades for the first half of the 2018 season
Rams running back Todd Gurley can and has laid claim to early consideration for league MVP. He should. While the pretty boy position of quarterback typically draws the praise and love of the NFL media, it’s been the absolute lights-out performance of Gurley that has set the course for LA and Most Valuable Player discussion.
Of course this is all through half of a season, and with eight games remaining including a big one in Week 9 at the New Orleans Saints, a lot can and will happen before any award is handed out.
But with eight games already in the books, it’s hard to deny what Gurley has done. Forget about projections for now, and know that for as steady as Goff has been, and as productive as the Rams offense has performed, it’s been the running back position that has been head and shoulders above anything else.
The offense runs through Gurley, plain and simple.
Granted Goff is the trigger man, and the game plan comes from the brilliant mind of McVay. Additionally the Rams have playmakers at the receiver position, but the food chain on offense begins with Gurley and works its way down the roster.
With half the season gone, and a national TV audience shown everyone BUT Gurley in the big prime-time windows, the best player in the National Football League is the starting running back for the Los Angeles Rams.
Todd Gurley – A plus