The Los Angeles Rams issued a simple five-word statement Thursday to bid farewell to one of the marquee players from its recent Super Bowl squad.
“We have released Todd Gurley,” the team tweeted on its official account.
Gurley, the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Georgia, posted a league-best 2,093 yards from scrimmage in 2017 and twice led the NFL in rushing touchdowns over five seasons with the Rams.
He was also was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 and a first-team All-Pro in 2017 and 2018. His 58 career rushing touchdowns are tied with Marshall Faulk for the most in team history.
The three-time Pro Bowl running back appeared to take things in stride, tweeting “Damn I got fired on my day off #QuarantineAndChill.”
Early speculation has tied the 25-year-old to the Falcons and Buccaneers. The Rams reportedly had tried to trade Gurley before releasing him.
Gurley signed a four-year extension worth $60-million in 2018, including $45 million in guarantees. He had a salary-cap number of $17.3 million for the 2020 season.