Sean McVay: Todd Gurley 100 percent healthy, expected ‘to play a big role’

Nov 6, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) walks to the field prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports NFL

Todd Gurley was barely a factor in the NFC Championship Game as the Los Angeles Rams punched their ticket to Super Bowl LIII. But based on comments made by head coach Sean McVay on Friday, he’s going to play a much bigger role on Super Bowl Sunday.

Speaking to reporters during his Friday media session, McVay said Gurley is “feeling good, a hundred percent. We expect him to play a big role in this game,” per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.

McVay noted that, while Gurley only had five touches in the NFC title game, “he still played a good amount of snaps.”

“He should be good. But I think really our team, as a whole, is feeling really good just having two weeks since our last game and looking forward to the challenge and competing to the best of our ability.”

He also mentioned that some of the times Gurley was on the field during the NFC title game the Rams were in positions to throw the ball more.

Gurley was a big reason why the Rams won so many games the past two seasons. This past regular season, he racked up 1,831 yards and 21 touchdowns from scrimmage. Assuming he really is 100 percent healthy, we predict he’ll be a big factor on Super Bowl Sunday.