Buffalo Bills: Predicting starting QB for the other AFC East teams in 2021
This is uncharted territory for the Buffalo Bills as they are one of the few teams in the NFL without any question at quarterback. The play of Josh Allen this past season solidified that they made the right pick at quarterback three years ago in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The same can’t be said for the other teams in the AFC East as all three could enter the upcoming NFL season with a new starting quarterback. With that in mind, let’s make some predictions on who those quarterbacks may be for each division rival of the Buffalo Bills.
The team that I believe is going to make the big splash this offseason is the Miami Dolphins. The reason is they are a quarterback away from being serious contenders not only in the AFC East but the AFC conference as well.
This past season they had 10 wins and got below-average production from Tua Tagovailoa as their quarterback. They are close to competing and a player like Deshaun Watson could be the difference.
A trade for Watson wouldn’t come cheap but the Dolphins do have the pieces to make something happen. They have multiple first round picks this year, including the Texans third overall. Meanwhile, they could also trade Tagovailoa to the Houston Texans that are in more of a rebuilding mode that would allow last year’s fifth overall pick to develop before the Texans are ready to compete.
The combination of a young quarterback and multiple first round picks may be enough to peak the Texans interest even though they have said they have ‘zero-interest‘ in trading Watson. If the quarterback can force their hand and work his way to Miami as their starting quarterback setting up at least two matchups a year with the Buffalo Bills.