Todd Gurley might not be the biggest fan of Cam Akers for taking over with the Rams, but he’s showing him love.
When drafted 10th-overall, Todd Gurley was expected to hit for the then-St.Louis Rams. Five years later, it was evident that he was worth the consideration of a top-10 selection early on in his career.
Now in Los Angeles, Rams general manager Les Snead might regret paying Gurley a four-year, $60 million extension before his rookie contract came to a close. Gurley’s injuries to his knee lingered, ultimately leading to his release this offseason.
Although not a member of the Rams anymore, multiple teammates remain close with the now Atlanta Falcons running back. Now, Gurley is showing support to his former team and also the rookie running back who’s filled his role in Sean McVay’s backfield.
Up in Lambeau Field, Cam Akers has been the bright spot of a balanced offense against the Green Bay Packers. Bouncing off defenders and keep drives alive, the Florida State rookie is starting to show why the Rams are feeling fine post-Gurley.
Gurley took to Twitter, letting the world know there’s no bad blood.
Akers proving to be a gem for the Rams’ offense
The past two weeks have been kind to Akers, who saw mixed results throughout the regular season. Against the Seattle Seahawks, the former Seminole tallied 174 total yards of offense on the way to a 30-20 victory. He also averaged 4.7 yards per run.
Entering the closing minutes of the NFC Divisional round, Akers’ number has been called upon once again. The Packers’ defensive front has barely been able to corral him behind the line of scrimmage, allowing an average of 5.1 yards per play. Akers also has scored a touchdown in the process.
Gurley will forever be adored for his breakout campaigns in 2017 and ’18 with the Rams. Without his numbers on the ground, who knows if Los Angeles would have made it to Super Bowl LIII in 2019. In the end, fits matter and Gurley no longer was the best option for the team’s success.
However, there’s ill will between the two. Game respects game and Gurley certainly has respect for Akers.