Early NFC West Future Play

LA Rams are in a great spot to repeat as the NFC West champions in 2022-2023.

The Rams definitely impressed a season ago on their way to a Super Bowl title. It's always difficult to build on success but the Rams have a pretty good track record of doing just that. They also have a little bit of wiggle room to move a few things around and the pieces already in place are just as impressive as ever. And more than anything the Rams are likely to do we are really down on the other 3 teams in the division.

The Rams caught quite a few breaks en route to their division title last year but next year looks a lot easier in the division. It's going to be tough for the Cardinals to repeat their success from a year ago, Kyler Murray has voiced his frustrations with the team and really his performance can be questioned as well. He still doesn't look like he can cut it if you keep him in the pocket and he's yet to prove he can stay healthy for a whole year.

The Rams will be active in the offseason and in the trade market as they always are. You'll have Stafford with a great set of receivers and you add in a healthy running back, which they were missing last year. Plus you have some great pieces to work with on defense with the great Aaron Donald and then add in Ramsey on the outside.

Looking at Seattle they may be more of a threat this year but Wilson also doesn't seem happy there and you have a team that has consistently underperformed for the past few years and can't protect Russell at all. Then you have a San Francisco team that is supposedly going to go with Trey Lance who we aren't believers in at all. He looked extremely uncomfortable and slow last year and we still don't believe he can be a successful NFL quarterback next year. So you take a team that is a legit threat with Jimmy G at QB and potentially replace him with a second year play who has yet to prove that he can make all the throws let alone read defenses and help the team with his football knowledge.

We'll take a shot on the Rams at close to 2/1 for the division and anticipate this number not being around by the time the season gets here. We make it close to +130 for the LAR so we see it as good value and will take an early position on this team for the NFC West.

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