3 reasons Rams should be thrilled over Earl Thomas leaving NFC West

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The Los Angeles Rams should be thrilled to hear the news that Earl Thomas is heading to the Baltimore Ravens after all the years spent on the Seattle Seahawks.

For years, Earl Thomas has been an absolute nightmare at times for the Los Angeles Rams to deal with in the NFC West as a member of the Seattle Seahawks when looking at how he was considered to be one of the best safeties in the league.

However, it was clear early on last season that 2018 would most likely be the final season for Thomas as a member of the Seahawks, which turned out to be exactly the case now that the veteran safety is heading to a new team in the Baltimore Ravens.

In a way, it’s kind of ironic to see the Ravens bring Thomas on board since it was the Rams that took advantage of Baltimore releasing Eric Weddle before the safety ended up joining the NFC champions.

But most importantly, the departure of Thomas means one less player for Los Angeles to worry about in the NFC West since despite winning the division for a second year in a row during the 2018 season, the Rams will take any extra help possible to make it three in a row.

Just because Los Angeles happens to be the early favorites to finish on top of the division yet again doesn’t necessarily mean it’s guaranteed to happen, although Seattle losing Thomas could certainly end up helping in a big way since the Seahawks are the team the Rams fear the most.

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Only time will tell when it comes to seeing how things play out for Thomas now that he’s a member of the Ravens’ defense, but as for the Rams, here are three reasons why the team should be thrilled over the safety being out of the division.