As the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Todd Gurley is already well known amongst football fans. Being in L.A. however, would up Gurley’s celebrity significantly and if he continues to play the way he did in his rookie season, his popularity will skyrocket.
The ultimate level of superstardom in Los Angeles is recently retired Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. With Kobe gone now however, there is an opening at the top of the L.A. sports world and many believe Gurley is the one to take it.
Getting into Kobe’s stratosphere is a whole different level, and one that Gurley isn’t really too interested in. As he told Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, he’s more focused on winning games:
“It would be cool to take Kobe’s place,” Gurley said. “But that would never happen. I don’t really care about all that. I just want to play football, win some games. My goal is not to be the superstar in L.A. It’s to play for the Rams, score touchdowns and try to win games.”
Gurley would be wise to focus on winning games for the Rams as more than anything else, winning games and championships will endear him to the fans of Los Angeles more than anything else.
With his talent, and the Los Angeles spotlight, Gurley will be a household name very soon. It’s good to see him focusing strictly on football and winning games than the celebrity that comes with being in L.A. His head is in the right place and that will serve him well once the games start.