In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles. Russell Wilson is the face of the Seahawks franchise and with good reason, according to Mark Eckel.
In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles. Russell Wilson is the face of the Seahawks franchise and with good reason, according to Mark Eckel.|Marcio Jose Sanchez | Associated Press
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NFL QB Breakdown: Eckel examines the NFC West — Is Kyler Murray the long-term solution for the Cardinals?

This series is a division by division look at the situation for the most important position in the game — today we look at the NFC West

Mark Eckel

There has never been an NFL offseason quite like this one when it comes to quarterbacks. One of the greatest of all time switched teams, another sure Hall of Famer stayed put, while two other Super Bowl MVPs are on the trade block along with another who has gotten to a Super Bowl. A No. 1 overall pick will also be moved and a No. 2 overall pick already has moved. Here is a division by division look at the situation for the most important position in the game.

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals: After a swing and a miss with Josh Rosen in the 2018 Draft, the Cardinals may have hit a home run with Kyler Murray in the 2019 Draft. Murray looks like the long-term answer for the Cards. Brett Hundley, after failing in both Green Bay and Seattle, looks like he found a home as a backup under head coach Kliff Kingsbury as well.

Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff had a disappointing 2019 season coming off the loss in Super Bowl LIII. The Rams, who shed some veteran contracts this offseason, need a big bounce back from their franchise QB in 2020. Blake Bortles in currently unsigned but could return as the backup. Or the Rams could save money and add a QB in the mid rounds of the draft.

San Francisco 49ers: Despite Tom Brady rumors, the 49ers never made him an offer and stood by Brady’s former backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy G will be the 49ers starter. Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard will battle for the backup spot.

Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson is the face of the Seahawks franchise and with good reason. He’ll try to get his team back to a third Super Bowl, under his leadership. The ‘Hawks may look to upgrade from Geno Smith as the backup with plenty of options available.

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