The Los Angeles Rams are coming off their most successful season in well over a decade that saw them reach the playoffs along with winning the NFC West division title. This has set the bar high for the franchise to build off their momentum from last year to put forth a possible Super Bowl contender in the 2018NFL season.
A major part of that puzzle will be star running back Todd Gurley, who is coming off a stellar campaign that saw him earn NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors. According to Kristen Lago of TheRams.com, Gurley is looking to take the singular approach of taking things one day at a time in OTAs:
“It’s the same approach,” Gurley said Monday. “It’s Day 1 for us. Take it one day at a time and let the rest take care of itself.”
Given that this will be Gurley’s fourth season should give him a sense of how to handle things over the offseason. Granted, this is the first time that he has experienced an offseason coming off a playoff appearance there is a clear level of expectations laid before the franchise.
Gurley is one of the most important players that will help push the team forward next season to help top what the Rams accomplished in 2017. The 23-year-old was the driving force offensively by leading the NFL with 2,093 scrimmage yards and 19 total touchdowns. He is only the third player in league history to have at least 2,000 scrimmage yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, and more than five touchdowns receptions in a single season joining Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk and O.J. Simpson.
The approach that Gurley is taking may go a long way in helping keep himself and Los Angeles level-headed throughout the process to what could be a special 2018 season. In the meantime, the Rams look to be zeroed in on offseason team workouts to prepare for the upcoming campaign.