NFC West Quarterbacks: The Great Unknown

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the more in vogue clichés heard in NFL circles is that it's a “quarterback driven league.”
Certainly in recent years, the quarterback spot has been a strong indicator of team success in the NFC West.
In the last two seasons, Kurt Warner helped the Cardinals rise above their division rivals.
Before that, Matt Hasselbeck took the Seahawks to the playoffs and one Super Bowl, while playing his way to the Pro Bowl.
Go back a further and the division was dominated by the “Greatest Show on Turf” Rams, with Warner and, later, Marc Bulger at the helm. Before that, the great 49er teams were lead by Joe Montana and Steve Young.
At this point, the NFC West seems to be in a state of transition that is mirrored by the status of the quarterback position.
How things will play out is anyone’s guess, but the team that emerges with the top quarterback may very well dominate the division over the next several seasons.
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