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AFC East Roundup: predicted offensive starters

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Who will be lining up Week 1?

The days and weeks are flying by before Week 1 of the NFL season will be here again. Who knows what will happen as every year something new and unpredictable tends to happen? This week on the AFC East Roundup, we will be focusing on the predicted starters on offense that you may see take the field on opening day. Obviously these charts can change at anytime between now and the season.

Guys stepping into new roles in the starting lineup are denoted with an *.

Buffalo Bills

The one big question mark for the Bills is who is going to be starting at quarterback. After moving away from Tyrod Taylor, the team is trying to improve an offense that was the worst in NFL history to make the playoffs. While they have Josh Allen, the seventh overall pick in the draft, but there is also veteran A.J. McCarron who will not give the job up easily. The offensive line shakeup is a mystery after the retirement of Eric Wood and Richie Incognito.

QB A.J. McCarron*
RB LeSean McCoy
FB Patrick DiMarco
WR Kelvin Benjamin
WR Zay Jones
TE Charles Clay
LT Dion Dawkins
LG Ryan Groy*
C Russell Bodine*
RG Vlad Ducasse
RT Jordan Mills

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins are expected to have a pretty different offense that ended the season last year. QB Ryan Tannehill is expected to regain control of the offense after suffering an injury during the year. The team will also be playing without running back Jay Ajayi after trading him to the Eagles last season but Kenyan Drake proved to be an excellent replacement and will now have a full season to prove it.

QB Ryan Tannehill
RB Kenyan Drake
WR DeVante Parker
WR Kenny Stills
WR Albert Wilson*
TE Mike Gesicki*
LT Laremy Tunsil
LG Josh Sitton*
C Daniel Kilgore*
RG Jesse Davis
RT Ja’Wuan James

New England Patriots

Even though the Patriots have made quite a few changes to their team, their core still remains the same. Tom Brady is still the guy and he has his big target Rob Gronkowski. The Pats are also getting back receiver Jullian Edelman who missed significant time last season due to an injury. A mystery on offense could be who will be the next guy up after Dion Lewis who seemingly did it all in the backfield left in free agency.

QB Tom Brady
RB Sony Michel*
FB James Develin
WR Julian Edelman
WR Chris Hogan
TE Rob Gronkowski
LT Trent Brown*
LG Isaiah Wynn*
C David Andrews
RG Shaq Mason
RT Marcus Cannon

New York Jets

The Jets are dealing with the same problem as the Bills; who is going to be their guy under center? They have the young gun in Sam Darnold who was the third overall pick in the draft, Josh McCown the veteran who led the team to a better record than most predicted last year, and perhaps the biggest wild card is Teddy Bridgewater who is coming back after a nasty knee injury suffered while he was with the Minnesota Vikings.

QB Josh McCown
RB Isaiah Crowell*
WR Robby Anderson
WR Jermaine Kearse
WR Quincy Enunwa*
TE Clive Walford*
LT Kelvin Beachum
LG James Carpenter
C Spencer Long*
RG Brian Winter
RT Brandon Shell