After ranking the NFC West teams by their quarterbacks, let's continue the trend and move on to the running backs. Who has the best RB situation in the division. It might be a tough call, as this division is one of the most physical and running the ball is a focus for almost all teams.
Let's start with the best in the division.
1. Seattle Seahawks: Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin
Beats Mode is hands down the best back in the game right now. Many believe the other two backs could start for other teams if it weren't for Lynch. When Lynch comes out of the game, Seattle doesn't really miss a beat. Their running game is strong.
2. St. Louis Rams: Todd Gurley, Tre Mason, Isaiah Pead
Mason was no slouch last year, picking up 765 yards on the ground in 12 games and averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Now they add Gurley, who despite the recovering knee, is believed to be a generational running back. He has to prove it, but this group looks really physical.
3. San Francisco 49ers: Reggie Bush, Carlos Hyde, Kendall Hunter
Losing Frank Gore is a big deal, but they still has quite a bit of talent at running back. Hyde only got the ball 83 times, but averaged four yards a carry. Bush is a proven threat both on the ground and in the passing game. He is a very underrated addition to the team. Hunter can make big plays.
4. Arizona Cardinals: Andre Ellington, Kerwynn Williams, David Johnson
The Cardinals ending up in last place in this list is more indicative to the style and production than the talent. Despite Ellington now being healthy, the addition of Johnson through the draft and the addition of Mike Iupati, Jonathan Cooper and A.Q. Shipley on the line, all people still see is one of the worst rushing teams in football.
What this team has is the ability to hit the home run with their running backs, both in the running game and the passing game. Ellington is dynamic. Johnson is even better as a receiver.
But until we see some production, even on this fine Cardinals blog, unless you are blinded by homerism, you can't put Arizona above any of the other teams in the division.
Now it's your turn. Read, comment, debate.