When looking at the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills are the clear favorite to win the division for a third straight year. The other teams are likely going to find themselves chasing the Bills this season.
There is no question that each of these teams has talented players but which ones might be overrated? Which players might have high expectations that they are unlikely to reach? Let’s take a look at the one player on each of the Buffalo Bills’ AFC East rivals who is the most overrated entering this season.
Who are the most overrated players on the Buffalo Bills’ AFC East rivals?
Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa
The Dolphins have been trying their darndest to make the Tua Tagovailoa project work. Not only did they hire an offensive-minded coach in Mike McDaniel, but they also made a huge trade for the deep threat Tyreek Hill. Obtaining Hill obviously came without a small price, as Miami had to surrender multiple picks in this year’s draft.
Despite the Dolphins’ best efforts to support Tua, there is still growing doubt that the third-year QB has what it takes to be a franchise quarterback. And taking a glance at Tua’s raw stats, it’s hard not to see where this cynicism is coming from.
In thirteen games in 2021, Tua has thrown for 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 10 picks. In the limited action that he saw in 2020, he only averaged 181.4 yards per game and tossed just 11 scores in ten contests. Oh, and there’s also that heavily-scrutinized throw to Hill in practice that hasn’t done much to quell the criticism.
It is worth noting that fellow 2020 classmates Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert have already established themselves in the NFL – the latter even making a rather improbable Super Bowl run. Whether or not Tua will succeed with the supporting cast around him (Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Chase Edmonds, Mike Gesicki) remains to be seen. And if he doesn’t connect with Hill – especially with his lacking vertical passing skill – it could bode for some huge problems in South Beach.