The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they’ve officially signed RB Todd Gurley to a one-year contract.
Gurley’s signing was first reported on March 20, but it took a few weeks for the agreement to be officially processed.
According to Adam Schefter, the Rams will end up paying Gurley $7.5 million with the Falcons paying him $6 million this season. After factoring $2.5 million of offsets, Gurley will make $11 million for the 2020 season.
The Falcons appear to have confirmed the news:
WE GOT HIM. pic.twitter.com/N5aGYeYoFJ
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 20, 2020
The Falcons made the most sense for Gurley, considering that they could use a new running back after releasing Devonta Freeman last week and he played at the University of Georgia.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Gurley to a contract won’t impact the Falcons’ 2021 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
Gurley, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2015. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $13.823 million contract and stood to make a base salary of $2.31 million for the 2018 season when the Rams picked up his fifth-year option.
Gurley later agreed to a new four-year extension worth $60 million and includes $45 million guaranteed with the Rams a few months later before being released on Thursday.
In 2019, Gurley appeared in 15 games for the Rams and rushed for 857 yards on 223 carries (3.8 YPC) to go along with 31 receptions for 207 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 running back out of 58 qualifying players.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.