For the better part of the last decade, there has been no trouble identifying the best player on the St. Louis Rams.
Steven Jackson has led the Rams in rushing each of the last seven seasons, and under one quantitative method of analysis, Jackson has been the most valuable member of the Rams four times in the last six years.
Things, as they always do in today's NFL, have changed for the Rams.
There is a new head coach and general manager. Along with that has brought many new faces on offense, defense and special teams.
This is a good thing.
Over the last couple years, the Rams have completely overhauled their roster. Only six players on the current Rams roster remain from its 2009 version.
This season, under Jeff Fisher's leadership, we have seen a culture change and a new sense of hope around Rams Park.
Winning is expected. And the players are living up to that expectation.
That means the competition for the crown is getting a little heated.
Spoiler Alert: You aren't going to see the "big names" on this list. No Bradford. And no Jackson either.
Here are the top five contenders for the Rams' best player at midseason.