Sean McVay hopeful Todd Gurley can get 25 touches per game
Running back Todd Gurley’s touches have been closely monitored this season on account of his ongoing knee troubles, but coach Sean McVay is holding out hope he can get back to where he was in 2018.
Gurley, particularly early in the 2018 season, was regularly afforded 25 touches per game or more. That has yet to happen this season, as Gurley hasn’t even seen 20 touches in any of the Los Angeles Rams’ first three games.
McVay offered some hope that Gurley’s usage may increase as the season goes on.
When asked if he could see a game where Todd Gurley would have 25 touches, like he often did last season, Sean McVay said: “That’s the hope.”
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As gifted as the 25-year-old running back is, the Rams clearly have legitimate concerns about the health of his knee. To be clear, he isn’t appearing on injury reports or anything like that, but it has been an ongoing problem. McVay is trying to be optimistic, but the reality is the Rams aren’t eager to overwork their running back.