New Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley mentioned during the Tiki and Tierney CBS Sports Radio Show that he has considered the option of not playing in 2020.
— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) July 23, 2020
Gurley’s comment was “Oh yeah, you have to be prepared to not play or be prepared to have half a season.”
Before that Gurley mentioned his concern with the fact that the NFL has not come up with answers or enough answers for how the 2020-21 season will happen because of COVID-19. He is also concerned for those players who have “pregnant wife, kids, and a wife that they go home to every single day.”
This offseason Gurley signed a one-year $5.5 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons after being released by the Los Angeles Rams.
Gurley spent five years with the Rams. During that time he went to three Pro Bowls, was a two-time First-Team All-Pro, and one time Second-Team All-Pro. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 and led the league in rushing touchdowns in both 2017 and 2018. Gurley won Offensive Player Year in 2017 where he had 1,305 yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 788 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns.
After a lackluster season with just under 1,100 total yards, Gurley is looking to rebound and return to form with the Atlanta Falcons.