According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the LA Rams currently play in the NFL’s best division.
If someone says that this is untrue, tell them to turn around and run away because you couldn’t be much more blind than that. Just one look around at the talent across all four teams is all it takes to understand. The Rams get to lay claim to the best player in the entire league in Aaron Donald. The Arizona Cardinals now have a top-3 wide receiver and one of the most promising young quarterbacks in Kyler Murray. The Seattle Seahawks just traded for Jamal Adams and get to pair him with Bobby Wagner. Oh, and there’s that guy named Russell Wilson. Finally, the San Francisco 49ers are fresh off a trip to the Super Bowl and possess one of, if not, the best pass-rush in the NFL.
Yeah, the division is flush with talent.
In the end, La Canfora says there’s one theme that helps keep the NFC West on top, and that’s continuity.
“It’s always a buzzword in the NFL and never more so than now, given how crazy this offseason and preseason are,” La Canfora states. “Seattle and San Francisco bring back the same schemes and coaches and quarterbacks and, for the most part, same key personnel as a year ago. Both probably added multiple impact players in the draft, know how to develop players, and have contined to add potential impact players in the past week (Jamal Adams and Jordan Reed). It was a coin flip between Seattle and San Fran a year ago to settle this division and it likely will be again, with the winner I’m guessing grabbing the top seed in the NFC, which will be bigger than ever with the new playoff format.”
“Also, I believe if the Cardinals can make even modest gains on defense they have Wild Card potential and the Rams are not what they appeared to be even a few short years ago, but they won’t be terrible and tend to play the big boys tough.”
What are you thoughts on the division as a whole? Does it run parallel with La Canfora? Do you think there is a better division? Let me know.
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