Finding greatness in the AFC East

Putting together the best composite roster of talent from the AFC East could end up looking very much like the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots’ roster.

Think about it: The Pats went 14-2 last year and have won the division every year since 2003. Forget about the five Super Bowl wins in seven attempts under Bill Belichick and focus on the Pats total dominance of the AFC East. They began last season with a 72-21 divisional record since the beginning of 2001 before going 5-1 in the division for 2017. Let’s take a look at the best composite roster for the AFC East. And instead of going 60-men deep, we’ll lump units together where it makes sense (offensive line, defensive line, etc).

Here’s the very best the AFC East has to offer:

However, the thing about the “do your job” Patriots, is the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, so there are actually “better” players at many positions on other teams within the division.

 

Despite what the Pats’ stranglehold on the division might suggest, there are some quality players in the AFC East – don’t tell Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick though.