There's no denying that the AFC East has been dominated by the New England Patriots for quite a few decades now. With injuries, trades and off-the-field issues shaking up the Pats, could the division finally be up for grabs again? Here’s a quick look at each team, listed in order of predicted finish.
|QB Ryan Tannehill|
Most notably, WR Mike Wallace was the marquee free agent pickup that was coupled with acquisitions like LB Danell Ellerbe, LB Phillip Wheeler and WR Brandon Gibson. Offensively, Miami seems ready to take the next step behind QB Ryan Tannehill. Defensively, they'll look to apply pressure to opposing QBs and force more turnovers. They still need to prove themselves on the field but the Fins are in a good position to contend for that division title.
New England Patriots
|TE Rob Gronkowski|
Add to that an underrated defense that ranked 8th overall last season. Simply put, you cant count out the Patriots as long as Bill Belichick is calling the shots and Brady is running the plays. Nevertheless, this could be the most vulnerable New England's grasp of the division has been in some time.
|QB EJ Manuel|
The team will be improved, and they do have a solid running game, but they won’t have enough to compete with Miami and New England. Essentially, there are more questions than answers for this team to succeed.
New York Jets
|QB Mark Sanchez|
All signs point to the Jets entering a rebuilding phase with their franchise. They have some nice pieces, and possibly a future QB in Geno Smith, but that won’t mean much in 2013. With a lackluster season looming, Head Coach Rex Ryan could be seeing his final days with Gang Green.