Rams realize Nick Bosa most likely joining NFC West, no matter what

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Whether it happens to be with the Arizona Cardinals or San Francisco 49ers, it’s safe for the Los Angeles Rams to assume that Nick Bosa is most likely heading to the NFC West.

Even though the Los Angeles Rams realize they have no shot at landing Ohio State star Nick Bosa, the NFC champions will be monitoring to see where the defender ends up, mainly because there’s a good chance it’s the NFC West.

Before the 2018 season officially got underway, Bosa was already projected to be a top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and not just because of the success his brother has seen over the years as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Clearly, the Bosa name has a strong reputation when it comes to playing in the NFL, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s causing all sorts of problems for opposing quarterbacks.

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But first, Bosa is focused on which team he will end up joining in a few weeks since this year’s draft will be here before football fans know it. And with the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers holding the first two picks, this is exactly why the Rams seem to know that it’s only a matter of time before Bosa joins the division.

Since the Cardinals used a first-round pick last April on Josh Rosen, Bosa seemed like an early favorite to join Kliff Kingsbury‘s squad, but believe it or not, the team is weighing out quarterback options once again.

Thanks to Kyler Murray showing signs of being the next best thing at quarterback in the NFL, Arizona has been trying to determine if it would be worth drafting the former Oklahoma star, and send Rosen packing in a trade.

This may sound crazy to consider since it seems unfair to judge Rosen after only one season in which Arizona didn’t exactly provide him with the best weapons to work with, but also the team doesn’t want to look back, and regret passing on someone like Murray.

Of course, if the Cardinals do decide to stick with Rosen, and pass on Murray, chances are Bosa will end up going No. 1 to help a major need on the defensive side of the football for an edge rusher.

As for the 49ers, well there’s nothing the team would obviously love more than to see the Cardinals use the top pick for a quarterback so Bosa can fall to them at No. 2, although this would also mean San Francisco would have to deal with Murray in the division as well.

Either way for the Rams, taking all of these factors into consideration make it seem clear that Bosa will be well off the board by the time the New York Jets are on the clock with the No. 3 pick.

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So whether it ends up being Arizona or San Francisco, Jared Goff better be prepared for Bosa joining the division since the defender will most likely be a concern for the Rams over the next couple of years to make things even more interesting in the NFC West.