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: