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I agree but nobody in the NFL except the rams signs a RB, of all positions, a year before they had to. Just foolish by Snead.HellRam wrote: ↑Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:24 pmFor me it's so much that they payed him early. Even though that is part of the reason why it was a bad deal. Where the Rams messed up was with how much they payed him. It was one thing to make Gurley the highest paid back. But the Rams way over set the market. Even the elite backs after Todd did not get paid as much. Gurley has also been mostly dependent on good blocking to be truly effective. Nice gesture by the Rams but they are paying for it now.ocram23 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pmremember they signed him 1 year earlier. they did not have to give him that massive contract.Raminec wrote: ↑Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:58 pm
The injury made the contract extension questionable. The Rams paid top dollar for a player who going into 2018 was one of the top offensive players in football. There was subsequent contracts for Running backs that were in the same range- Zeke in Dallas, David Johnson in Arizona, Levon Bell with the Jets. I’m sure Alvin Kamara who is heading into a contract year with New Orleans will be seeking similar compensation. If Gurley had remained healthy his contract was commensurate with his production. He played extremely well for the first 12 games of 2018 and then the injury issues began to show up and then 2019 was a mess. The question will be going forward for all NFL teams whether they want to pay top dollar for a position that has a limited shelf life. Derrick Henry will be seeking a similar type contract with the Titans. He is a force and a big weapon for Tennessee but he’s also 8 months older than Gurley and is seeking a contract value at minimum of 90 million dollars ( similar to Zeke Elliot) as the floor. He’s a great player but just one injury away from being in the same shape as Todd Gurley.