The NFC West just became a little more interesting for the Los Angeles Rams with Josh Gordon heading to the Seattle Seahawks.
Since the Los Angeles Rams seem to be set at the wide receiver position, no one expected the team to make a run at Josh Gordon after the wideout was released by the New England Patriots once he was off IR.
Despite Los Angeles being in solid shape at the moment sitting at 5-3 in the middle of their bye week, the defending NFC champions still have plenty of work on their plates over the next two months when it comes to the NFC West standings.
Not only are the Rams currently trailing the Seahawks in the division race, but Los Angeles also sits behind the undefeated San Francisco 49ers as well, meaning they will be in third place entering Week 10.
Take this into consideration along with the fact that Seattle already won the first head-to-head battle at the beginning of October, it’s easy to see why the addition of Gordon could turn out to be a bigger deal than originally expected when it comes to the NFC West battle.
Football fans can criticize Gordon all they want since his numbers over the years haven’t exactly lived up to his true potential, but keep in mind the Seahawks never would have made the move if they didn’t believe he could bring something new to the offense.
No one needs to explain just how dangerous of a quarterback Wilson is when on top of his game, and if Gordon finds a way to waste little time making a serious impact, it’s only going to put Seattle in much better shape to earn a playoff spot in the NFC.
But most importantly for the Rams, if this turns out to be the case, this only adds to the list of challenges Los Angeles will be facing over the final two months to show they can in fact compete for a playoff spot, whether it’s as division champions or simply a Wild Card spot.