Back in January of 2012, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley was merely a teenager who had just committed to play football at Georgia.
Gurley had no idea he’d be facing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII some seven years later.
Instead, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year was more worried about what the 2012 version of the Patriots might do against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
This where this story starts. Here’s a tweet from Gurley back on Jan. 22 of that year.