Todd Gurley says there’s no need to rush the new CBA

Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is outspoken in not ratifying the new CBA, saying the NFL players should take their time and not rush into it.

It might be the heart of the offseason for Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have the time to talk to FanSided‘s Mark Carman about some Call of Duty, as well as his thoughts about the new NFL CBA that is being discussed.

“Well, I just don’t feel like there’s no need to rush it,” said Gurley. “Like, they’re trying to rush us right now and the CBA is not even over with until next year after the 2020 season. And then it’s just like, ‘What if it’s not good enough’? We only do it every 10 years.”

“Obviously, the deal is a little better. I mean, I would hope the deal would be better because it’s a new deal, but there’s some stuff that I feel like we as the players can get more stuff out of. And the only way to really get stuff done is to push it to the limit. And if they don’t want us to take our time, then so be it. We’ll have to fight for something and try to get something done.”

When asked how he feels about the proposed CBA extending the regular season to 17 games and a seventh team getting into the postseason in each conference annually, Gurley added, “Half the guys can’t even last 16 games. So what makes you think all your players are going to last 17 AND an extra playoff game?”

Gurley brings up a fair point. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when you will get hurt playing football. The injury rate in the sport is 100 percent, and it may not be worth playing additional games in a professional athlete’s eyes like Gurley. He kept reiterating in his conversation with Carman that the players need to take their time before agreeing to sign onto this new CBA.

“Yeah, that’s what they’re trying to do,” said Gurley. “Like, ‘y’all are going to have to either do it now or we won’t negotiate until after next year’. So we’re like, ‘alright. y’all are trying to rush us when our deal isn’t even over with yet.'”

Gurley also spoke on playing with the greatest defensive player in the league in Aaron Donald, what the Rams need to do to get back to the playoffs and who is the better Los Angeles NBA team in his fascinating conversation with Carman.

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Todd Gurley spoke with FanSided on behalf of Call of Duty League’s LA Home Series.