Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is one of the most exciting young players in the NFL, so it’s no surprise that people are interested in how he can take advantage of the L.A. spotlight to improve his star power.
Well, it may be harder than you’d think.
Because according to Gurley, people in Los Angeles aren’t even aware that he’s a football player.
Gurley was asked whether he is receiving more attention in the bright lights since the team relocated from St. Louis, but he said he’s more known for a little Carl’s Jr. ad.
“Nobody really knows football players. I mean I have gotten a lot of questions being like, ‘Oh you’re the guy from the burger commercial,'” Gurley joked.
“I guess that’s my name now. The guy from the burger commercial.”
The hilarious soundbite was captured by FOX Sports.
Who knows, maybe Mr. Gurley just subtly proved he really does know how to handle the Los Angeles spotlight. A little humor and flawless transitioning is the sign of a seasoned pro.
And for those who want to see that certain burger commercial, well, here ya go: