Forget Le'Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson ... Eric Dickerson says if the Rams turn to a vet to help fill the RB void left after Cam Akers' injury -- they NEED to give Todd Gurley a call!
The former Rams superstar explained it all to TMZ Sports out at LAX this week ... saying Gurley would be the perfect runner to sign if L.A. doesn't like what it sees from Akers' backups this summer.
"That’s a no-brainer," Dickerson said of re-inking Gurley. "I mean, he knows the offense, he knows this offense. He doesn’t have to come in and try and learn it."
"He knows [Sean] McVay, he knows the guys on the team -- that would be an easy fit."
Of course, there are plenty of roadblocks both sides would have to get through to get to that point -- many of which Dickerson acknowledges himself.
Todd Gurley first touchdown as a Falcon pic.twitter.com/rLZKhczW1R— Mo Sports (@MoSportsNetwork) September 13, 2020
Todd Gurley first touchdown as a Falcon pic.twitter.com/rLZKhczW1R
First and foremost, the two parties didn't have the best breakup when the Rams moved on from their former star in 2020.
Gurley also didn't exactly look great in his lone season in Atlanta last year, rushing for just 3.5 yards per carry.
But, Todd is a free agent seeking an NFL home, and the Rams could use the help -- so Dickerson says "business decisions" could end up motivating both sides to reconnect and enjoy a new marriage.
"At the end of the day, football, this is business," Dickerson said. "That’s what it comes down to. You got to make business decisions."
"You got to make decisions that are good for the football team, and the player has to make decisions that’s best for him."
Be back soon 💙 https://t.co/YLY2SduEWf— Cam akers (@thereal_cam3) July 20, 2021
Be back soon 💙 https://t.co/YLY2SduEWf
As for Akers ... Dickerson tells us he's sad to see the young star suffer such a horrible Achilles injury this week -- but he says he's confident the 22-year-old will bounce back and be ready for 2022.