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While the AFC North and NFC South have a pair of title contenders in each and the possibility of four playoff teams in each, the NFC West has three legitimate championship-caliber teams. And one who will compete for the top-10 pick again.
But that's neither here nor there.
In a division led by one of the best young quarterback groupings in the NFL, it's the team with the oldest quarterback—Arizona and Carson Palmer—that looks like it will be leading the Teddy Bridgewater/Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes this year pending a complete turnaround.
The St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks could all three contend for the Super Bowl in 2013. They all have formidable defenses, and they all have talented quarterbacks who can make any throw and have elusive qualities.
They all have talented receiving corps who can make plays and running games who can burn yards. And most of all, they all have coaches who understand what it takes to win and the talent to do it with.
All stats used are either from Pro Football Focus's Premium Stats, ESPN, CFBStats or the NFL. All contract information is courtesy Spotrac and Rotoworld. All recruiting rankings come from 247Sports.com.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.