1) Buffalo Bills
It was a tough call between the Patriots and Bills but it was the retirement Dante Scarnecchia that vaults the Buffalo Bills to the top of this list. When you do a position ranking article, you have to look at the team from a group perspective and the Bills are strong in many position groups. General manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have done an outstanding job adding quality depth at each position which is why the Bills are tops in many of these rankings. This one included.
If it’s one thing that the Buffalo Bills are good at, it is being consistently healthy. After resigning left guard Quinton Spain, the Bills are bringing back all 5 offensive lineman who started 15 of the 16 games as a complete unit last season. Expect 2019 second round pick Cody Ford to take a huge developmental step forward and only strengthen this already formidable front five. During free agency, Beane and McDermott continued their Carolina Panthers connection by signing free agent tackle Daryl Williams to add some great depth.
The Buffalo Bills are favored to take over the AFC East now that Tom Brady is gone and all signs are pointing towards that happening when you look at this team as a whole. 2020 is looking very promising with a great leader at quarterback, a strong backfield, a threatening trio at the wide receiver position, a tough hard nosed tight end and a healthy offensive line.
The two headed monster at the top have, at long last, put together an offense that can finally help the defense and this team win the AFC East.