Expectations for the AFC East

Let's kick off the NFL preview by considering what each team should expect this season. There has been a flurry of moves made by teams in the AFC East, which has suddenly gone the Bills' way. What should each team prepare for this upcoming NFL year?

  • Buffalo Bills: Super Bowl or Bust: Adding Von Miller to an already-stacked defense should put Buffalo over the top in the AFC. Bills Mafia is strong on both sides of the ball, with Josh Allen leading the way. With Miller paired up with TreDavious White, the Bills should expect a trip to Glendale in February.

  • Miami Dolphins: Playoff Contention: Suddenly, the Dolphins have one of the better receiving corps in the NFL, acquiring Tyreek Hill from Kansas City. They also added the speedy Raheem Mostert to the backfield. Hill and Mostert, along with Waddle, will make the Fins' offense much better. The question is whether Miami can make the most of their busy offseason and actually make the playoffs. New head coach Mike McDaniel will ensure this happens.

  • New England Patriots: Regression: Of course, this isn't possible if Mac Jones takes a major leap this season. But New England traded disgruntled receiver N'Keal Henry to Chicago and watched their division rivals get better. It's reasonable to believe that the Pats take a step back if Jones falls back.

  • New York Jets: Small Step Forward: Bolstering the offensive line with Laken Tomlinson and beefing up the front seven with Kwon Alexander shows Gang Green is making progress. However, it looks to be another year in the cellar, especially if Zach Wilson turns out like every other Jets quarterback in history. Still, making such moves shows that New York wants to win, something that hasn't been seen in the past decade.