Are the New England Patriots still the team to beat in the AFC East? That’s the question everyone is asking now that Tom Brady has taken his talents elsewhere.
Brady dominated his opposition in the AFC East for two decades. He’ll now try to win games in the NFC South with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He signed a two-year contract that’ll pay him $50 million.
Even though Brady isn’t with the Patriots anymore, it doesn’t mean that Bill Belichick’s team will just crumble right before our eyes. As a matter of fact, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said the Patriots are still the team to beat in the AFC East.
“Candidly, I did not expect Tom to leave” Beane said. “New England’s still going to be very good. I think it’s funny, comical that people are writing them off. The team to beat in the AFC East is the Patriots.”
#Bills GM Brandon Beane: "Candidly, I did not expect Tom (Brady) to leave the (#Patriots). … New England's still going to be very good. I think it's funny, comical that people are writing them off. The team to beat in the East is the Patriots."
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) April 2, 2020
Beane did an excellent job adding more talent to his roster in Buffalo.
The Bills made a splash a few weeks ago by acquiring Stefon Diggs in a blockbuster trade with the Vikings. They also added veteran pieces for their defense via free agency, such as Mario Addison, Vernon Butler, A.J. Klein and Josh Norman.
New England has won the AFC East for 11-straight seasons. Buffalo will try to snap that streak this year.