AFC East running back rotations ranked from worst to best in 2023

Each team in the AFC East has made some notable changes at running back. Which team ranks among the best entering the 2023 season?
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3) New England Patriots

Rhamondre Stevenson, Ty Montgomery, Pierre Strong Jr., Kevin Harris

The New England Patriots have probably the best running back in the entire division with Rhamondre Stevenson but rank where they do because the depth is questionable after him. This past season, Stevenson had 1,040 rushing yards but also had 69 receptions and 421 receiving yards, and six total touchdowns.

Based on the rest of the position, Stevenson should see almost all the work at running back and the Patriots are probably going to have him on the field for over 80% of their snaps.

The one running back who might see regular work after Stevenson is Ty Montgomery, who started in the NFL at wide receiver before moving to running back and has spent most of his career at the position. However, durability is a concern for Montgomery as he has only played in 21 games over the past three seasons.

The position is rounded out by Pierre Strong Jr., a fourth round pick in 2022, and Kevin Harris, an undrafted free agent signing, who have upside but are unproven. If one of these two emerges as a consistent threat out of the backfield, it certainly will help their rankings.