Running back Todd Gurley is visiting with the Ravens, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Former Pro Bowl RB Todd Gurley is visiting the #Ravens today, source said. The former #Rams and #Falcons weapon also recently visited the #Lions. Now it’s Baltimore, which could build on an already stacked backfield.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 10, 2021
It was not long ago that Gurley was seen as one of the best running backs in the entire NFL. After being selected with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams, Gurley went on to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, making the Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro in the process. It was the 2017 season that saw the former Georgia star rise to new heights. Gurley won NFL Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground and adding another 788 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver. This earned Gurley another trip to the Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors.
Gurley’s production remained at a high level the following season in 2018 as he rushed for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns and added another 580 yards and four touchdowns through the air. On the way to a Super Bowl appearance, Gurley was sidelined more than ever in the playoffs. It was later revealed that Gurley had arthritis in his knee, something that has affected him ever since.
It was the following year that saw a noticeable decline in Gurley’s on-field ability and production. In 2019, Gurley rushed for only 857 yards in 15 games, although he did score 12 rushing touchdowns. As a receiver, Gurley caught only 31 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.
Gurley was released by Los Angeles following the 2019 season. After signing with the Falcons, Gurley rushed for only 658 yards in 2020, although with nine rushing touchdowns. As a receiver, Gurley only caught 25 passes for 164 yards, continuing a steep decline in production.
If signed, Gurley will join a crowded backfield for Baltimore that includes 2020 second-round pick J.K. Dobbins, recently re-signed Gus Edwards, and 2019 fourth-round pick Justice Hill.