The Rams announced Monday afternoon that they are parting ways with running backs coach Skip Peete.
"When I came to the Rams in 2017, our running backs had a unanimous vote of confidence for Skip Peete to lead our running back corps," Rams head coach Sean McVay said in a statement. "Since then, he has helped our running backs to make great strides in the last three years, and his more than 20 years of coaching experience was imperative in our offensive growth. Thank you to Coach Peete, his wife Rebeca, and their family and I wish them continued success."
Peete's impact on Los Angeles' backfield was highlighted by running back Todd Gurley.
Working directly with Gurley, Peete helped the former Georgia star lead the league in scrimmage yards (2,093), in addition to finishing second in rushing yards (1,305) in 2017. Gurley was an MVP candidate that season and also brought home Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year accolades after a career-year in his third NFL season. Additionally, Gurley became the first Ram to win Offensive Player of the Year since Marshall Faulk in 2001.
In 2018, Gurley led the NFL in touchdowns for the second straight year, finishing with 21 after 19 in 2017. This past season, Gurley tied Marshall Faulk for most career rushing touchdowns in franchise history with 58 after collecting 12 in 15 games.