AFC East pass rush ranked from worst to best in 2023

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1) Buffalo Bills

Von Miller, Greg Rousseau, Leonard Floyd, Ed Oliver

The best pass rush in the AFC East though resides in Western New York as it has the best combination of production and potential. The Bills defensive line has a legitimiate case of being not only the best in the AFC East but the best in the entire NFL.

This pass rush is led by Von Miller, who the Bills offered a huge contract in free agency last offseason, and showed that he doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon with eight sacks in 11 games.

On the other side of Miller is Greg Rousseau, who has steadily improved each of his two seasons and had eight sacks in 13 games. This is a pivotal season for the former first round pick and that is where the potential for this group lies.

The concern for the Buffalo Bills though is when might Von Miller might be ready to return from his torn ACL. However, they were able to add Leonard Floyd in free agency, who has had 29 sacks over the past three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He should fill that veteran leadership void until Miller returns.

The final pass rusher spot is kind of a toss up between Ed Oliver, who has the explosiveness to be an effective pass rusher up the middle but it hasn't resulted in many sacks to this point. It could also have gone to A.J. Epenesa, who finally emerged as a pass rusher last year with 6.5 sacks in a limited role within the rotation.

With how deep the pass rush is with the Buffalo Bills, and the way they can bring pressure from multiple places on the football field, should give them the best pass rush in the AFC East.