Is Lynch the best RB in the division? Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

NFC West Running Backs (Poll Included)


I’m working on my 2012 season preview, and I realized something about the NFC West: This division has an incredible group of running backs. Every team has at least one player who can make a serious difference in every game.

Sure, Beenie Wells is hurt a lot, and Frank Gore and Steven Jackson don’t have much tread left on the tires, but don’t that that fool you. All 3 have the potential to take over games. There’s good backups too, with guys like Leon Washinton and Kendall Hunter (possibly even Brandon Jacobs). Throw in high profile rookies LaMicheal James, Isaiah Pead, and Robert Turbin, and you start to see how deep this group is.

And in all that, I didn’t even mention Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch and Michael Robinson, both of whom were pro-bowlers last season. At this point I think that, from top to bottom, this division has the best group of backs in the entire league.

But within this group, which team has the best? I want to get you opinion:

Which NFC West team has the best group of running backs?

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Tags: Beenie Wells Featured Frank Gore Marshawn Lynch Popular Robert Turbin Seahawks Seattle Seahawks Steven Jackson

  • Hawkman

    I think it is abit premature to annoint Lynch and Turbin ahead of Gore Et. AL.- If Lynch with Turbin has another good to great year then YES, that is the time to move them to #1 , as of now I would say it is neck and neck.

  • HanleyBonynge

    I think we might see a Stephen Jackson resurrection as well if the Rams can maintain any sort of passing game. I felt really bad for him having to be a receiver and running back last season.  Ultimately, I think the west will be won with defense in 2012.

  • Evilmd80

    While the NFC West is better than any other division in the NFC, I’d have to say that both the AFC West (McFadden when healthy, Charles when healthy, Matthews, and Mcgahee) and the AFC south (Chris Johnson, MJD, Arian Foster and anybody the colts throw out there) are slightly above the NFC west. Obviously, health is a big factor for all RBs and it’s just fun to debate. Go Hawks!!