Starter: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
There are arguments to be had that the starting position could go three separate ways, with Josh Allen, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Sam Darnold all pretty similar in production. I went with Allen because of his much improved season last year where he led the Bills to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth, but Allen still has to improve some aspects of his game to be the legitimate top quarterback.
Allen completed 58.8% of his passes for 3,089 yards resulting in 20 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, while rushing for 510 yards and adding another nine scores on the ground. Allen’s season wasn’t without its flaws as he struggled with accuracy at some points, especially on the deep ball. The Bills receivers didn’t help Allen out at times last season, finishing with the second most drops in the NFL at 26, according to NBC Sports. So there is for sure room for improvement for Allen and company.
With the new addition of Stefon Diggs, Allen now has Diggs, John Brown and Cole Beasley as his three main targets. Along with his strides last year, Allen has the best situation to thrive in 2020 and he should remove any doubt he is the best quarterback in the AFC East.
Backup: Sam Darnold, New York Jets
Darnold had a tough season last year with the Jets, with mono taking away three early season games from him which disrupted his ability to find an early season rhythm. Darnold completed 61.9% of his passes for 3,024 yards adding 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and adding 2 touchdowns on the ground. With Darnold gaining weapons in Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims there should be more plays in store for Darnold and the Jets, alongside the stability that Mekhi Becton will provide to the line.