Similar to the Jets' issue with Le'Veon Bell, Gurley has a long term (2023) deal and carries $45M in guarantees. To move him is going to take a lot of creativity and greater compensation to make it equitable for any acquiring team. The nature of the position and teams' abilities to find productive runners later in the draft or in free agency continues to bring into question handing out big contracts for running backs, but the beat goes on. Factoring into any trade scenario will be the health of Gurley's, reportedly, arthritic knee, of which little is known. The Rams, whether concerned about knee health or in simply trying to maximize late-season effectiveness, limited Gurley's touches in 2019. Rushing attempts dropped from 18.3 per game in 2019 to 14.9 in 2019 while receptions dropped from 4.2 to 2.1 per game. The Rams line-play was sub par in 2019 though Gurley still managed 14 combined touchdowns, 12 of those on the ground.
Todd Gurley's value, currently DLF's RB14, is a polarizing topic and he maintains two passionate camps, those who believe he remains significantly undervalued and those who feel his best days are behind him. At 25 years of age, he remains a risk-on acquisition with high-ceiling potential into the possibility of a shorter career.