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

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2. Rams won’t see Thomas twice a year

What’s the best part about Thomas leaving the Seahawks? Without question, the fact that Los Angeles will no longer have to worry about facing the elite safety twice a year since the Rams always know they’re in for quite a challenge whenever they have to face the Seahawks each season.

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Keep in mind there’s a reason why Thomas was a first-round pick all the way back in 2010 during the draft since numerous teams were in need of help at the safety position, and Seattle felt fortunate enough to see him still available at No. 14.

Since then, Thomas has gone on to earn six trips to the Pro Bowl, and even became a Super Bowl champion during the 2013 season when Seattle’s defense shocked the NFL world by limiting Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to putting up just eight points.

Not having to face a player like Thomas twice a year may not seem like that big of a deal for a team like the Rams since Sean McVay’s squad has quickly become the team to beat in the NFC West, but this actually happens to be a huge deal.

At the end of the day, Los Angeles should be able to take advantage of their game plans against the Seahawks without Thomas since Thomas’ absence will make a huge difference for the Rams on offense.