A new report claims the NFL wants more information from the Los Angeles Rams in regards to a potential injury surrounding Todd Gurley from the end of the postseason.
With the start of March right around the corner, Los Angeles Rams fans are still trying to figure out exactly what was going on with Todd Gurley towards the end of the playoffs and Super Bowl since the team has yet to provide answers that actually make sense.
While Sean McVay took most of the blame for failing to get Gurley involved after the Pro Bowl running back saw just four carries for 10 yards with a touchdown in the NFC Championship along with 10 carries for 35 yards in the Super Bowl, this still didn’t make sense.
Towards the end of the regular season, Los Angeles signed C.J. Anderson to fill in at running back so Gurley could receive some rest the final two weeks after dealing with a minor knee injury. And with the Rams earning an extra week off for the playoffs after earning a first-round bye, Gurley seemed to be just fine after rushing for 115 yards with a score in the Divisional Round win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Unfortunately, it became clear early on in the NFC Championship against the New Orleans Saints that something was up with Gurley since a running back on his level should never be limited to just four carries in such a meaningful game.
Take this into consideration along with his disappointing outing in the Super Bowl, all Rams fans have wanted over the last few weeks is answers over what was really going on with Gurley to help them feel better about what took place in Super Bowl 53 with their lack of offense.
Even this past week when Anderson indicated in an interview how Gurley and everyone else realized the injury was worse than originally expected, this whole situation seems to have become a complete mess, but things could get a little more interesting.
The folks at Field Level Media reported on Thursday how Anderson’s comments from his recent FS1 interview triggered a request from the league to the Rams to obtain more information about Gurley’s knee injury, which could mean trouble.
Just the fact alone that Los Angeles claimed Gurley was completely fine in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl has left some fans wondering if they were hiding information all along since Gurley clearly wasn’t himself in the biggest game of his career.
Any running back with the kind of talent Gurley possesses should have easily been able to handle 20-30 carries with a Super Bowl on the line, so it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out if these reports indicating the league seeking information are accurate.