The 27-year-old former Rams running back is now a team owner in Fan Controlled Football
By Mike Gavin | NBC Los Angeles
Even while in attendance to watch his former team win the Super Bowl in February, Todd Gurley had no regrets.
“There was never not one time where I watched a game and was like, ‘I wish I was out there,’” Gurley told Keith Kocinski of NBC LX on Saturday before his first game as team owner in Fan Controlled Football. “I appreciated my time in the league and I’ve done things I could have never even dreamed about.”
Gurley, who played for the Rams from 2015 to 2019 before spending one season with the Falcons, didn’t play in the NFL during the 2021 season. But he was nearby when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in their home stadium, during what Gurley said was his first visit to SoFi Stadium.
Instead of wondering what could have been, Gurley said he felt nothing but happiness for the Rams, particularly former teammates like Aaron Donald.
“Happy for guys like AD that really work hard,” Gurley said. “Guys like Jalen Ramsey that put in work. Obviously gotta go with all my running back guys, seeing guys like Cam Akers come back from an Achilles in four months. Sony Michel getting traded from the Patriots, not only did he beat the Rams in the Super Bowl a couple of years ago, he’s also won one with them, as well. Guys like Gerald Henderson. So, you always get excited for the guys. It’s never just about you. Yeah, everyone would love a ring. But at the end of the day, it’s about being able to congratulate and then see other guys succeed and being happy for them.”
Gurley said he is also happy in his post-playing career, even at just 27 years old.
“Football wise, just taking it day-by-day,” Gurley said. “Being part of ownership groups of different companies, that’s what I’m focusing on. Spending a lot more time with my family. I ain’t worried about no football. I keep it real with you. I’m chilling and enjoying myself.”