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There’s no hiding how talented the NFC West is entering the 2024 season.

Just a few months ago, the San Francisco 49ers almost became Super Bowl champions. The Los Angeles Rams lost Aaron Donald but were still a playoff team in 2023, while the Seattle Seahawks narrowly missed postseason action after trying but losing to the seventh-seeded Green Bay Packers on a win-tie basis breakers.

The Arizona Cardinals strengthened the gaps on both sides of the ball to also take steps toward their 2023 total of four wins.

You can make a case for any team making a bid for the NFC West crown, something that can’t exactly be said for other divisions in the league.

The 33rd team recently ranked the top ten NFL rosters, and the NFC West ranked two teams in the top ten, including the No. 1 spot:

“It is no coincidence that the San Francisco 49ers finished the 2023 season second in team DVOA, third in offensive and defensive scoring, and had the second-best point differential given the strength of their schedule,” wrote Ian Valentino.

“The 49ers are incredibly well-coached, but their staff is not only responsible for producing eight Pro Bowlers and four first-team All-Pro members. Their play on both sides of the ball consistently delivers a juggernaut in the regular season on.

“Losing Arik Armstead this offseason hurts their defensive front, but getting star safety Talanoa Hufanga healthy again will more than offset Armstead’s departure. Then factor in rookie additions Ricky Pearsall, Dominick Puni, Renardo Green and Malik Mustapha, and the 49ers have simply supplemented their roster with guys who fit into their plans and have great athletic traits, could Puni be the right guard or need to win the right tackle spot.

“The biggest question mark with the roster is whether the star receiving duo of Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel will survive the season. Aiyuk is angling for a long-term deal, and Samuel’s inflated cap number is partially in the way. Aiyuk could be enough to make the 49ers slide down this list because the competition is so fierce.”

“Sure, Aaron Donald retired, but the Rams finished 10-7 after posting seven wins in their final eight regular season games last year. This young defense began to replenish its explosive offense and set the formula for how they will be better .” competitive in 2024,” wrote Valentino.

“It’s huge to get Matthew Stafford another big playmaker in Puka Nacua last year and rebuild the offensive line this year with two big free agents. The offense no longer has an obvious weakness as Kyren Williams has established himself as a quality starter.” , and the Rams went into depth at each position via free agency or the draft.

“Sean McVay already had the eighth-best scoring offense and they could crack the top five this fall.

The Rams’ defense could be more interesting to football nerds. Adding Florida State rookie duo Jared Verse and Braden Fiske creates a pass rush that has already had an impact with Kobie Turner and Byron Young. Defensive coordinator Chris Shula has more young legs to work with and create pressure.”

While Seattle and Arizona likely won’t force their way onto this top ten list, there is certainly room for them to win games next season.

All in all, the NFC West should be an entertaining division to watch from top to bottom.