The Kansas City Chiefs have some tough running backs on their 2020 schedule. Who are the five toughest?
Stopping the run used to be a huge problem for the Kansas City Chiefs, but they were able to improve upon it enough and win a Super Bowl this past season.
That being said, stopping the run is still a challenge for this defense and they’ll have some tough running backs on their 2020 slate. Let’s take a look at the five toughest in the 2020 season.
Toughest Running Backs in 2020 – Number 5: Todd Gurley
A year ago, Todd Gurley would have been at the top of this list (or at the very least, second on the list). A lot changed in a year for Gurley though, as he was cut by the Rams after the 2019 season concluded and eventually signed with the Atlanta Falcons.
Gurley isn’t the running back that he was just two seasons ago (the shelf life for running backs really is astounding), but he still had a respectable 2019 campaign for the Rams despite getting cut. He had 223 carries for 857 yards and 12 touchdowns while also grabbing 31 receptions for 207 yards and two touchdowns.
The Falcons have the ability to be a truly explosive offense year in and year out and while Todd Gurley isn’t the same player that he was in the season where the Rams went to the Super Bowl, he’s still very good and is one of the toughest running backs the Chiefs will face this year.
The only thing to really keep an eye on here is injuries, which is why he’s in Atlanta in the first place.
Todd Gurley will face the Chiefs at Arrowhead in week 16 of the regular season.