Many Ravens fans want the team to sign Todd Gurley

Ravens, Todd Gurley (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Ravens, Todd Gurley (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

On Thursday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that former All-Pro running back Todd Gurley was visiting with the Baltimore Ravens.

Gurley has made his rounds around the league. He most recently spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons. Prior to that, he was a star running back for the St. Louis and later Los Angeles Rams from 2015-2019.

Gurley, 26, has been on the decline over the past two seasons. But that has not dissuaded plenty of Ravens fans from wanting the veteran running back to land in Baltimore.

In a poll conducted on Twitter, 57.3 percent of fans who responded apparently want the Ravens to sign Gurley.

Ravens fans apparently want Todd Gurley in Baltimore

While this is a small sample size, it should not be surprising to see that many fans want Gurley in a Ravens jersey. Baltimore wants to build on its impressive rushing unit.

Although nothing necessarily needs to be fixed at running back, if Gurley can be signed at the right price, the Ravens should look to capitalize.

If a signing does happen with Gurley, it would more than likely move Justice Hill out of a position on the team’s roster. Some fans may not like to hear that news, but it would be inevitable.

The Ravens announced on Monday that they have agreed to terms on a 2-year, $10 million extension with running back Gus Edwards. Edwards is expected to split time with second-year back J.K. Dobbins in the backfield.

If Gurley does find himself in Charm City, his role will be limited.

While some fans have been quick to turn their heads on the veteran, he could find some success giving Dobbins and Edwards rest when they need it.

In 2020, Gurley started in 15 regular-season games with the Falcons. In those 15 starts, he rushed for 678 yards and scored nine touchdowns on a lowly 3.5 yards per carry average.

In his six-year NFL career, Gurley has found the end zone 67 times for a total of 6,082 rushing yards. He also has 12 receiving touchdowns.

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Don’t count Gurley out of being a contributor for the Ravens — it may very well happen whether you’re a fan or not.