The Rams gave Todd Gurley one of the biggest running back contracts in NFL history, and then he disappeared in the playoffs and nobody knows why

Business Insider | 2/4/2019 | Scott Davis
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley played a limited role in the Super Bowl, carrying the ball 10 times for 35 yards for a second straight quiet game.

Gurley signed a $60 million contract in the offseason and was the centerpiece of the Rams offense throughout the year, leading the league in touchdowns.

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Gurley and the Rams insisted he was not injured, so if Gurley is healthy, it leaves one wondering why he was not a bigger part of the game plan, particularly in a game where the Rams offense sputtered.

In a Super Bowl game where the Los Angeles Rams offense sputtered, it's worth asking what happened to running back Todd Gurley.

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For the second game in a row, Gurley was almost a non-factor for the Rams. Gurley finished with just 10 carries for 35 yards and one catch for a loss, at times looking like his usual, explosive self, at times appearing ineffective.

It's unclear what happened to Gurley this postseason. All year long, Gurley was the centerpiece of the Rams offense. Before the season, the Rams signed him to a four-year, $60 million contract, with $45 million guaranteed. The deal was the biggest for a running back in the NFL and was expected to reset the market for top running backs.

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Gurley delivered in the regular season, running for 1,251 yards with 17 touchdowns while adding 580 yards and 4 touchdowns through the air. He was the Rams' workhorse and one of the most effective weapons in the NFL.

But Gurley's touches suddenly disappeared in the NFC Championship, as he was out-carried by backup running back C.J. Anderson,...
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