Buffalo Bills: Where the AFC East quarterbacks rank in the NFL
Buffalo Bills fans know that one quarterback dominates the AFC East. Yet the other three teams have some promising talent at the position.
The AFC East is an odd division when it comes to quarterbacks.
The New England Patriots are of course led by Tom Brady. The other three teams are where it gets interesting.
The Buffalo Bills will trot out Josh Allen as the starter while the New York Jets have Sam Darnold. The Miami Dolphins went out and acquired Josh Rosen, meaning it is Brady and three 2018 first-round quarterbacks in the division. And if Rosen doesn’t pan out, Ryan Fitzpatrick can step in for the Dolphins.
There is a ton of potential between the three young guys and soon one of them will unseat Brady from his throne. Fingers crossed Allen is the one to do that.
This topic came to mind because Adam Schein of NFL.com ranked each NFL division in terms of quarterback talent. The AFC East came in fifth overall out of eight divisions.
From the article:
"As for those super sophomores, Darnold has everything you want in a big-time quarterback. Adam Gase is the right guy to help him realize his potential, and the addition of Le’Veon Bell is a huge deal for his development. I’m already on the record with my prediction that Allen and the Bills will break through in 2019."
Having all three first-round guys from the same class in the same division is awesome and should make the AFC East a fun division where the Patriots aren’t winning it every single season. That will change inevitably with Brady’s retirement, but perhaps he is driven to retire once a player like Allen has the Bills beating up on the Patriots twice a year.
Wouldn’t that be something.
One year of solid play from the three young guys could make the AFC East the elite division in all of football. That is good and all, but Bills fans will only care if the team finishes at the top.