What are the biggest issues still facing the four teams in the AFC East in 2020?
It has been an offseason unlike any other. Life has changed dramatically for everyone but the NFL found a way to go about its business and has been undaunted in the process. Free agency went off without a hitch and the draft in late April was a virtual experience enjoyed by millions.
As of now, the league will kick off its 101st season on the night of Thursday, Sept. 10, when the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans at vaunted Arrowhead Stadium.
This is the first of an eight-part series dealing with each NFL division and what are the top questions facing each club. The AFC East has been ruled by the New England Patriots every season since 2009.
The Miami Dolphins were the last team other than Bill Belichick’s club to win this division (2008) and there is a lot of excitement in South Florida these days.
Of course, there’s also a lot of anticipation when it comes to Sean McDermott’s Buffalo Bills, a playoff participant in two of the past three seasons but without an AFC East title since 1995. And the New York Jets are looking to reach the postseason for the first time since 2010.
So what are the biggest issues for each of these four clubs? And are there any possible solutions on the horizon? There are still nearly three months before the start of NFL in 2020.
NOTE: Teams are listed in order of finish in 2019.