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AFC East Roundup: offensive unit ranks

How do the offensives of all four teams compare?

For the next couple weeks on the AFC East roundup, we will be ranking the teams in the division based on offense, defense, and special teams. This week we focus on the offenses, ranking them from best to worst.

1. New England Patriots

When you have the G.O.A.T in Tom Brady it is clear that you have the best offense in your division. Brady always raises the competitiveness of the other 10 players on offense and makes them better in so many ways. Brady will also have his favorite target again this year in Rob Gronkowski. The team may not have the best receiving group as they have had in years pass but they are still confident even though they do not know the status of receiver Julian Edeleman who is currently appealing a four game suspension. Even at running back the team always seems to have a new guy step up perfectly for their system.

2. Buffalo Bills

The Bills come in with the second best offense in the division because of one player; LeSean McCoy. McCoy can arguably be the second best player in the division behind Brady and has an impact in so many aspects on offense. He is a nightmare to tackle in open space in the running game but is also a threat in the passing game when he gets a linebacker on him in coverage. Whoever lines up at quarterback for the team this season will have an easier time knowing that they can hand the ball off to Shady behind him. Kelvin Benjamin can still make an impact in the passing game entering his first full season on the team and Charles Clay is one of the most underrated players in the division.

3. Miami Dolphins

Much like the Bills, the Dolphins have a star running back that they are looking to lean on in the offensive game this year in Kenyan Drake. Drake come on late last season and was the league’s leading rusher over the final weeks of the season. Ryan Tannehill proved before that he can be the guy at quarterback when he led the team to the playoffs two seasons ago and is looking to reaffirm his leadership coming back from an injury last season. The problem with the Dolphins comes in the receiving corps. They traded Jarvis Laundry to the Browns and replaced him by signing Danny Amendola but there are still questions marks on if Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker can step up. Then the Dolphins have a handful of players competing to be the team’s starting tight end after the two tight ends that played last season are no longer with the team.

4. New York Jets

The Jets have the worst offense in the division because of all the question marks the team is facing. Who will be the starting quarterback Week 1? Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, and first round pick Sam Darnold all have a case to be the guy but will Teddy and Darnold get enough reps in training camp to show their stuff after it was announced that McCown would be the number one in camp. The Jets signed Terrelle Pryor in free agency but who will be lining up next to him at wide receiver? Running back is no better as the team is going with two new running backs in Thomas Rawls and Isaiah Crowell after Matt Forte retired at the end of last season.