Prior to Week 1 of this year’s NFL season there was much speculation as to the success of the powerhouse that is the NFC west. Many predictors even believed the NFC West to send 3 teams to the playoffs (SEA, SF, STL). While that might have been somewhat of a bold prediction, understanding the strength of this division is not something to be taken lightly.
The Rams traded Nos.16, 56, 78 and 222 for the Bills’ No. 8 and 71 picks in order to select Austin, an elusive 5-foot-8, 174-pound playmaker.
Steven Jackson’s record-setting career with the St. Louis Rams could be coming to an end. Jackson, the Rams’ career rushing leader, plans to void the final year of his contract to become a free agent March 12, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday.
After 9 seasons with the Saint Louis Rams, Steven Jackson has negotiated a void of his contract that was originally set to run through the 2013 season. He will be free to pursue free agency following the 2012 campaign.
This division was pathetic last season, but we aren’t here to talk too much about 2009. The Cardinals won the division last year, and look to be the front runners for taking the title in 2010 as well. The 49ers will probably be able to provide the most competition of any other team in this division, but again, top to bottom this is the worst division in the NFL. Let’s continue looking deeper to find out if there is a silver lining anywhere in this great cloud of the NFC West.