Following one of the more stunning moves of the week in NFL free agency — the Rams’ decision Thursday to cut running back Todd Gurley with four years left on his contract — came the next logical question.
Would the Seahawks be interested in signing a player who has been one of the more dynamic offensive playmakers in the NFL the last five seasons and is still just 25 years old?
Early buzz around the league was that the Seahawks almost certainly will be, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Network immediately pegging the Seahawks as a team “to watch” and a “logical destination” in regards to Gurley’s future.
What we also know is that the Seahawks have long thought favorably of Gurley. GM John Schneider famously said during his pregame radio show in 2015 that the Seahawks had him rated as the top player on their board for the draft that year. (Gurley ended up going 10th to the Rams).
What we also know is that Gurley is going to sign for a lot less than he had been due to make with the Rams, who released him minutes before $10.5 million in his contract would have become fully guaranteed, and following a season when he had a career-low 857 yards.
But early indications were that Gurley wasn’t going to take the first cheap deal that comes his way.