How Todd Gurley Can Become Falcons' X-Factor on Offense

Dukes & Bell
July 07, 2020 - 5:48 pm

NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks joined Dukes & Bell Tuesday to talk about recent comments by Matt Ryan that he’s the best quarterback in the NFC South. The discussion also led to where he ranks among the elite quarterbacks in the league, and what’s the X-Factor for the Atlanta Falcons this season.

Brooks talked about the importance of one offensive weapon to the success of Ryan and the offense.

“The supporting cast that Matt Ryan has around him is as good as what they have down in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and certainly as good as what New Orleans has in Michael Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Alvin Kamara,” Brooks said. “I think the X-Factor to all of those when it comes to Matt Ryan’s play is Todd Gurley. If Todd Gurley shows anything close to what he was when he was the Offensive Player of the Year when he helped the L.A. Rams get to the Super Bowl, Matt Ryan is going to return to the playmaker that earned MVP accolades.”