The NFC West has been maligned as the weakest division in the NFL.
While there is some evidence to support this claim, it is noteworthy that the West has represented the NFC in four of the last 11 Super Bowls.
So who are the true stars of the West? Let's set some groundrules here.
First, rookies need not apply. Sam Bradford, Mike Iupati, Russell Okung and others will have to wait at least a year before they will be eligible for this list.
Second, there were a few close calls so here are my honorable mentions: Beanie Wells, Michael Crabtree, Adrian Wilson, O.J. Atogwe, Lofa Tatupu, John Carlson, Matt Hasselbeck, and Chris Long... close, but no cigar.
With that, here's my list: