The 2021-22 season of the NFL started in a great way and there is a lot of expectation about what the regular round will be, especially with the appearance of several teams as potential candidates to fight for the championship.
In the general panorama of the league, there are several divisions that are vying for the label of the most competitive this season, however, it seems that no one will be able to take the credit from the NFC West.
Last season it was a division that was marked by the decline of the San Francisco 49ers and the irregularity of the Arizona Cardinals, with the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams fighting for a spot in the postseason.
But things are going to be much more interesting this time; first for the great bet of the Cardinals, adding important pieces like JJ Watt, Malcom Butler, AJ Green and Matt Prater. They also have Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins as banners on their payroll.
The 49ers managed to win back several of their best players after a rough season in which injuries prevented them from finding stability. Among the players who return in their best condition are Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle and Nick Bosa, three of their biggest stars.
The Seahawks’ primary goal was to keep several key players on the roster, ensuring not only that Russell Wilson put aside his interest in leaving, but also securing Ahkello Witherspoon and Pierre Desir, replacing Shaquill Griffin and Quinton Dunbar. The expectation is placed on players like DK Metcalf and Bobby Wagner, referents of the team.
Finally we have the case of the Rams, an organization that made the radical decision to acquire Matt Stafford in the offseason. Like the previous season, they maintain a consolidated squad from defense, led by Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Darious Williams.
Under this scenario, the four teams will compete for places in the postseason, since in contrast to divisions such as the East or South of the NFC, they have the ability to maintain positive records and thus increase their chances of advancing to the playoffs.