In the NFL, running backs have one of the shortest lifespans of any position.
Getting hit game after game makes it hard for their body to last for more than 10 seasons.
So watching a great running back in his prime is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Former Rams running back Todd Gurley has announced his retirement from the NFL after six seasons.
2-time All-Pro RB Todd Gurley has announced his retirement from football after six seasons in the NFL pic.twitter.com/OduQoqlyxL
— B/R Grid (@brgridiron) October 21, 2022
Gurley was one of the best players in the NFL during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
He was first-team all-pro both seasons and even finished second in MVP voting in 2017.
His 2017 season saw him rack up for 2,093 total yards and 19 touchdowns.
Gurley followed that historic 2017 season with a season of 1,831 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2018.
— Big Sxar (@BigSxar) October 22, 2022
Rams Todd Gurley was the best nfl rb i have ever seen with a happy retirement even though i hated playing him so much.
— Jamalszn🇺🇸 (@Jamalsznn) October 22, 2022
It’s sad the end of Todd Gurley’s career
— Hussle Rob 🏁 (@JustxnRobinson) October 22, 2022
It was two historic seasons for the former first-round pick as he helped lead LA to the Super Bowl in 2018.
Most melee TDs since 2015
Todd Gurley 79 88
Davante Adams 75 105
Derrick Henry 73 91
Ezekiel Elliott 70 94
Melvin Gordon 68 105
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 21, 2022
Gurley would end up playing six seasons in the NFL.
Knee problems being one of the reasons for early retirement.
All the use he had early in his career made him look like a different player in his final season in Atlanta.
He seemed to lack the explosiveness that made him one of the best in the league.
But, playing a tough position like running back, every great player is bound to crash at some point in their career.
Gurley is getting a lot of love from fans on social media, congratulating him on his retirement.
The fantasy football community is particularly sad to see him go after being one of the highest scoring touchdowns in recent memory.
Congratulations to fantasy legend Todd Gurley on his retirement 🙌 pic.twitter.com/xzqbuHBjci
– Fantasy Football Today (@FFToday) October 21, 2022
In six short seasons, Gurley had a lasting impact on the LA Rams and fantasy football managers.