The Facts: Seventeen days after Gurley reportedly agreed to a contract to join the Atlanta Falcons, the team made it official. The Falcons announced Monday that Gurley agreed to terms on a contract.
Diehards Line: Gurley's one-year contract includes a $2 million signing bonus, $3.5 million fully guaranteed base salary and $500,000 in incentives, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per sources informed. Gurley receives the full $500,000 if he reaches 13 TDs or 1,000 rushing yards. The Los Angeles Rams still owe him another $5.05 million, the portion of a guaranteed roster bonus not covered by offsets, Pelissero added. NFL's restrictions on player physicals during the COVID-19 pandemic was the likely cause of the delayed announcement by Atlanta. The Falcons announcing they've agreed to terms -- not signed -- with the running back suggests Gurley must still complete a physical. That's something we'll be watching for in coming days. A three-time Pro Bowler and 2017 Offensive Player of the Year, Gurley was released by the Los Angeles Rams last month. His past two seasons have been marred by a lingering knee issue. In Atlanta, Gurley has the chance to earn workhorse duties in the backfield, if his knee holds up. An offense featuring Gurley, Julio Jones, Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley has the potential to be explosive in 2020.