NFL In Los Angeles: Main Candidates Are Chargers, Vikings, Bills, Raiders, 49ers, Rams, Jaguars

With the NFL Stadium in Los Angeles looking like it's closer to reality, it's time to look at some potential teams that are potential possibilities for movement. There are seven likely targets according to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles. Let's examine the prospects of each of them moving.

Least likely: San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars

The 49ers have a stadium plan in place in Santa Clara, and at the moment appear committed to moving in the direction of leaving the Bay Area. The Jaguars might not be the most profitable team based on their current location, but owner Wayne Weaver refuses to entertain the notion of Jacksonville moving west.

Somewhat likely: Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams

Both of these teams have aging stadiums, but both of these owners have entrenched roots in their respective locations. It would be surprising if either Al Davis or Stan Kroenke decided to leave their situations in the Bay Area and St. Louis, particularly Davis, who is entrenched in the East Bay.

Most likely: San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills

Ralph Wilson is in his nineties, and it's unlikely that his successors (whoever they may be) will be able to resist the allure of the West Coast. The Vikings too are facing trouble in publicly funding a stadium. However, the most likely candidate of all of them appears to be the Chargers, who have an aging stadium, fragile ownership, and a city that is unlikely to foot the bill for a new stadium. Expect AEG to go hard after their neighbors to the South.

For more on the NFL in LA situation, stick to SB Nation Los Angeles.

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