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  • Rams Sign Todd Gurley To 4 Years $60 Million

    Todd Gurley, Rams Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension Worth Reported $60M

    Running back Todd Gurley has developed into one of the best running backs in the NFL, and the Los Angeles Rams rewarded him with a new contract Tuesday.

    Rams head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead confirmed to reporters that Gurley has agreed to a contract extension.

    Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a four-year deal through the 2023 season worth up to $60 million with $45 million guaranteed.

    Schefter noted Gurley's guaranteed money and average annual salary are the most for any running back in NFL history.

    The Rams selected Gurley with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2015 draft out of Georgia, and he had a fifth-year option for 2019 on his rookie contract before agreeing to this new deal.

    There is little doubt Gurley outplayed his old contract given his production during the first three seasons of his career. He spearheaded Los Angeles' NFC West title in 2017 with 1,305 rushing yards, 788 receiving yards and 19 total touchdowns while the team finished 11-5 after a 4-12 effort in 2016.

    Gurley struggled some during that 2016 campaign (3.2 yards per carry on his way to 885 rushing yards), but he impressed as a rookie with 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.

    Still, the two-time Pro Bowler earned his new contract largely because of his showing in 2017 in his first year under McVay's coaching. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, he joined O.J. Simpson and Marshall Faulk as the only three players in NFL history to tally 2,000 yards from scrimmage, 10 rushing touchdowns and five touchdown catches in the same year.
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