Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The New England Patriots are slight betting favorites over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, but one player’s status could be the deciding factor in the NFL’s biggest game. After rampant speculation about his health, Rams running back Todd Gurley insisted he would be fine for the big game.

There have been questions about Gurley’s health because he sat out most of last weekend’s NFC Championship Game in New Orleans. Gurley had one of the worst games of his career, rushing for only 10 yards and a touchdown on four carries. He also had multiple drops in the first quarter, with one of them bouncing off his hands and into the hands of a Saints defender for an early turnover.

Even though backup C.J. Anderson got the bulk of the team’s backfield snaps against the Saints, Gurley told reporters he was healthy and his lack of snaps was based on performance.

"I'm good. If there was an issue with my knee it would be on the injury report," Gurley said, per "I'm at practice I'm playing."

Indeed, Gurley did not appear on the Rams’ most recent practice report. He missed time near the end of the regular season with knee problems, but the star running back says he will be fine for the Super Bowl.

His comments on Friday echoed what he said after the game, where he called his performance “sorry.” Head coach Sean McVay backed him up, saying they went with what worked against the Saints.

"That was just kind of the feel for the flow of the game that we had," McVay said.

Gurley ran for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season. LA’s high-scoring offense largely revolves around his abilities as a runner and receiver, so Gurley’s health will be one of the major storylines heading into the game.