LA Rams: How will the NFC West Division stack up at season’s end?
By Steve Rivera
LA Rams Fans should not fool themselves into a sense of false bravado for the 2022 NFL season. The LA Rams will have their hands full in the NFC West Division this season. The division managed to reshuffle as some teams improved and moved up on the competitive scale, and others fell a bit in their efforts to revamp now for future success.
Does this mean that the Rams are in jeopardy of not repeating as champions in the NFC West Division? Not likely. Rams head coach Sean McVay’s team is about as good as you get in the division and in the NFL as a whole. That being said, teams in the division will remain fiercely competitive this year once more. After all, the LA Rams suffered only six losses in all of 2021, with three of those losses coming to NFC West rivals.
So what is the determining factory? The quarterback position looks to be the trigger for how the NFC West ultimately plays out. The Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Arizona Cardinals all will face challenges with signal callers at various stages of their careers, filling the 2022 NFL season with incredible drama and overwhelming intrigue.
As for the Rams, quarterback concerns seem to be in the rearview mirror for the foreseeable future. It was the LA Rams’ uncertainty at quarterback a year ago that compelled the team to pursue a trade for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. Now, it’s the Rams who are settled at QB, while all three NFC West rivals must wrestle with their own uncertainty, concerns, and roster. The Rams hope that Stafford’s sequel is every bit as productive as the premier.
Sean McVay will once again have a full cupboard of talent to draw from. Newly acquired wide receiver Allen Robinson II is a nice addition as the Rams say goodbye to fan favorite WR Robert Woods. Not to worry, as Matthew Stafford has the best receiver in the league, Cooper Kupp, to keep opposing defenses on their heels.
Provided they stay healthy, fans can expect another great season under the sun in Southern California. Meanwhile for the rest of the NFL, the rich only seem to get richer.