Todd Gurley is all for Odell Beckham Jr. joining the Rams.
The NFL’s offensive player of the year was excited about the thought of the Giants dynamic receiver teaming up with the highest-scoring offense from 2017.
“Oh yeah, that’s my guy,” Gurley told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. “If we had him it would be awesome. I’d be happy, (Jared) Goff would be happy. Coach (Sean) McVay would be happy. (Owner Stan) Kroenke would be happy.”
The Daily News first reported on Monday that the Rams already had talked to the Giants about possibly trading for Beckham, and on Tuesday reported the wide receiver even has told some Rams players he wants in.
Gurley was coy about whether he was one of those players.
“Hmm, I don’t want to say that at all,” he said. “That’s my boy.”
The Rams lack a true No. 1 wide receiver so Beckham is an obvious fit, and Gurley said he is not concerned with how Beckham’s presence would impact other players’ touches.
“There’s always enough snaps,” Gurley said. “There’s always enough snaps.”
The Giants have denied that Beckham is on the trading block, but also would not guarantee he would be playing for them next season. They have been listening to offers and reportedly want at least two first-round picks in return for Beckham.
Beckham, 25, is entering the final year of his contract but reportedly will not play unless he has a long-term deal locked up, whether it is with the Giants or another team.
The wide receiver, who is coming off season-ending ankle surgery, has had a tumultuous offseason that included a controversial video of him in bed with a French model.
At the NFL owners’ meeting earlier this week, John Mara sounded tired of answering questions about Beckham’s immaturity.
“I think too often he allows himself to get put in bad situations and he needs to use a little better judgment,” he said. “I don’t know what was in that video exactly, but I’m tired of answering questions about Odell’s behavior and what the latest incident is. I think he knows what’s expected of him, and now it’s up to him.”
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