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

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3. Thomas joined the AFC instead of NFC

Believe it or not, the Dallas Cowboys seemed like a popular landing spot for Thomas during free agency since even though he wasn’t supposed to, the safety had previously expressed interest in joining the NFC East champions since he is originally from Texas.

Early on, the Cowboys made it clear they didn’t want to break the bank for Thomas since they knew the importance of saving money for other key positions, making it seem like this potential deal would never officially happen.

Obviously, that turned out to be exactly the case since Thomas will be heading to the Ravens, and while the Rams will get to face him during the regular season, the fact that he’s out of the NFC is huge.

Despite the fact that he’s coming off a serious injury in 2018, Thomas ending up in Dallas or somewhere else in the NFC would have meant that Los Angeles could always run into him down the road once the playoffs officially got underway in January.

With Thomas in Baltimore, the only way Los Angeles will run into him during the postseason is if these two teams happen to meet during Super Bowl 54 in Miami, which the Rams will be well prepared for if this were to somehow take place.