The one constant in the NFC West is the L.A. Rams, as they take the top spot in the NFC West power rankings once again. The team is an incredible contender for a Super Bowl Title, and showed a lot of resolve going into Seattle and upsetting the Division champs in their own house in the wild card playoffs last year. Head Coach Sean McVay continues to be a genius in game prep, and also is undefeated against the Cardinals since he became a head coach.
The Matthew Stafford trade extremely elevates wide receivers Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Even after still having to bite the rest of Jared Goff’s contract, it helped cleared a lot of space for the team that’s desperately needed headed into free agency, but are still $34 million over the cap.
Who will the Rams let go? Who’s willing to take a hometown discount? Will it be a war of attrition in the NFC West, where the team with the most cap space will end up having a shot to win the division?
The Rams should have similar success in ’21 as they did in 2020, with their non-division games at home being relatively easy, as they play Detroit, Chicago, and Jacksonville at home. Their only tough games should be against the defending champs Tampa Bay, and Tennessee with Derrick Henry rolling through.