After leading the league in yards from scrimmage, total touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns, running back Todd Gurley has been named Offensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Gurley had a tremendous season in his first year under head coach Sean McVay, accounting for 2,093 yards from scrimmage, 19 total touchdowns, and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Georgia product also finished No. 2 in yards rushing with 1,305. Gurley accomplished this all in just 15 games, as McVay elected to rest the running back in Week 17 with the Rams having already clinched the NFC West.
The running back has already received a number of accolades for his 2017 season. Gurley’s been voted to the Pro Bowl, named an AP first-team All-Pro, and named to the PFWA’s All-NFL team earlier this week. He is a likely candidate for AP Offensive Player of the Year and AP Most Valuable Player, both of which will be announced at NFL Honors on Feb. 3.
Gurley is the first Ram to be named PFWA Offensive Player of the Year since Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk in 2001, and the first running back to receive the honor since the Cowboys' DeMarco Murray in 2014.
The PFWA is made up of accredited writers who provide daily coverage of the NFL and its 32 teams.