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In football everything starts with the quarterback position. Just last season the Rams saw what can happen when you have a confident quarterback under center.
When it comes to the NFC West, the Rams are above and beyond their divisional rivals heading forward.
Sam Bradford appears to be a star in the making. His accurate arm and high football-iq has many fans believing that the Rams have the next Peyton Manning on their hands. Its far too early to tell how good he is going to be, but a dramatic drop off in progress is highly unlikely.
Besides, with Josh McDaniels bringing Sam's bread and butter to the NFC West, the spread offense, we could see Bradford put together a big season.
They face the predicament of sticking with the veteran Matt Hasselbeck, moving forward with Charlie Whitehurst, or drafting a new quarterback to be the future of the franchise.
Hasselebeck has struggled to stay healthy over the last couple seasons, but still has the ability to be an adequate quarterback in the NFL.
Whitehurst has shown small flashes of potential, but he hasn't given the front office much reason to believe he can be the future under center.
In other unlikely news, how incredible of a story would it be if the Seahawks drafted Jake Locker?
The Cardinals have an even more difficult situation. Veteran Derek Anderson's accuracy disappeared last season and he quickly lost his job.
Rookies John Skelton and Max Hall both struggled to adjust to the speed of the NFL and neither appear to be ready to be the guy going forward for the Cardinals.
Both of the Smiths (Alex and Troy) are gone. It appears there is interest in San Francisco for giving Alex Smith another shot, but for now they are a mess at quarterback.
Several expect them to select Blaine Gabbert in the draft and I'm sure 49er fans would love to see that. As of right now though, they don't scare anyone in the passing game.