Los Angeles NFL Team: Why The Oakland Raiders, Others Will/Won’t Move to LA

Not since the Oakland Raiders and the St. Louis Rams has there been as much talk about the NFL in Los Angeles as there has been this year.

From Magic Johnson liquidating his assets to jump into the football sweepstakes, to Philip Anschutz and Tim Leiweke reportedly attempting to acquire a significant stake in the San Diego Chargers, a storm, albeit far from perfect, seems to be gathering that would have professional football return to a part of the country that once hosted Super Bowl games and contenders on a regular basis.

There are certainly plenty of reasons to think that the NFL will return to the City of Angels sooner rather than later, along with a host of concerns that would seem to push pro football further and further away.

With the NFL being in flux as it is without a new collective bargaining agreement, there are more teams than ever that seem poised to move to the freeway capital of the United States.

As such, here's a look at the five teams most likely to jump–the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders, the St. Louis Rams, the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars–and why each franchise will and won't make the switch.

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