With a 27-23 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 16 of the 2017 NFL season, the Los Angeles Rams have clinched the NFC West division title. The Rams, who needed a win against the Titans or a Seattle Seahawks loss to the Dallas Cowboys to clinch, can head into the final week of the season knowing they will have a shot to compete for a Super Bowl.
For much of the season, Todd Gurley has been Los Angeles’ best overall player given his production on the offensive side of the football. The running back has bounced back from his disappointing 2016 NFL season and has become the focal point of one the league’s most high-powered offenses.
According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, Aaron Donald believes Gurley’s production should be recognized:
Rams DT Aaron Donald on Todd Gurley: "MVP for sure. If he doesn't win it, there's something wrong."
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) December 24, 2017
The Georgia product has certainly made a legitimate case for himself given that he currently leads the NFL with 19 touchdowns. He has also amassed over 2,000 scrimmage yards, a by-product of Sean McVay’s offensive scheme.
With only one game left against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17, Gurley will have another opportunity to prove that he is indeed the league’s MVP. With how he has performed during the 2017 NFL campaign, it is beginning to look like he very well may be.