That's obviously not my argument. I agree you can use multiple backs successfully. It's just that another team made an offer and they chose to match that for an UDFA... Why not sign anyone else for cheaper? It gave me pause and thought about Gurleys future that they wanted to shore up the backup spot with a not so expensive option...djeternal2 wrote: ↑Wed May 29, 2019 7:31 pmWhy? Do teams not need backup running backs any more? Did the NFL adopt a rule that you can only have 1 on the roster? As of the signing of Malcolm Brown they had John Kelly and Justin Davis on the roster behind Gurley. Sounds like a great plan for a team that has SB aspirations to not bring in more RBs in case your stud gets hurt or to give him a breather during the season.Jigga94 wrote: ↑Wed May 29, 2019 7:24 pmThey also re-signed Malcolm Brown. That gave me initial concernCameron Giles wrote: ↑Wed May 29, 2019 4:07 pm
What do you expect someone who works for Gurley to say?
"Yeah, um...Todd actually has degenerative knees. So, we're trying to find ways to help him tolerate the pain."
There's a lot of writing on the wall right now:
1. Rams reduced Gurley's workload down the stretch last season.
2. They traded up to draft an RB in the 3rd round.
3. The Rams GM said that Henderson could be used in a Kamara-sort of way.
It should also be noted that the Rams can't get out of Gurley's contract until 2022. That's the earliest they can get significant savings ($10M) with a reasonable amount of dead cap.
The Rams are simply trying to prolong and maximize their investment. They can't do what they did last season anymore, because Gurley will break down.
However, now I see that I was wrong. I thought Brown signed for 3m per year... Didn't realize it was 3m over 2 years with only 2m guaranteed. I have no problem with that and he's a very cheap option.
LAR moving up to draft Henderson was more concerning anyhow, but I'm not a fan of him. I just think they all eat into Gurleys touches and you have to factor that in. Not saying Gurley isn't a top 10 RB, but there is more risk than there was a year ago