Check out photos from the first day of offseason workouts for the Los Angeles Rams.
Rams running back Todd Gurley had an eventful 2017.
Not only did he help the Rams reach the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, but he also capped the season with a trip to the Pro Bowl, an All-Pro designation, and the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.
After such a busy season, one would think that the fourth-year pro would take some much-needed time off to rest up for another tough schedule ahead. But that was not the case for Gurley — who capitalized on his exciting
season with a just-as-memorable offseason in Los Angeles.
"You just want to take it in," Gurley said Monday, at the start of the club's offseason program. "I'm not going to be here forever. You definitely have to take advantage while you can and just be able to have fun [and] enjoy the offseason. The season is about handling your business; the offseason is about working out and enjoying yourself and time with family and friends."
And enjoy it he did.
In the span of the last few months, Gurley has had the opportunity to attend several major sporting events, tape an episode of Celebrity Family Feud, head north to the snow, and host his own football camp in North Carolina. But his favorite offseason activity was unique to L.A.
"Throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium," he said. "The first pitch was cool. It was my first Dodger Game. It's something I've always wanted to do. To be able to have that experience and do that in L.A., it was really cool."
While Gurley's time off may have ended, his excitement carried over to the start of the offseason program. The Rams' front office made a concentrated effort this year to bring in big-name playmakers. And after a few months away from the game, Gurley said he was eager to get to work with his new teammates and begin building off of 2017.
"It's super exciting. Obviously, just started Day 1 and it wasn't too crazy," Gurley said. "[But] coming off just making the playoffs for the first time in a while, you feel a lot more confident, and you know that the success is there. We know we're in good hands, and all we have to do is get a little better than we were."