Well it certainly won’t be the AFC Least this year. Last year outside of the Patriots, the rest of the division had a combined record of 21-27. Based off the Free Agency signings this off-season itself, it looks like the AFC East can very well be one of the best this upcoming season.
While the Patriots remain the best, The Bills added offense with LeSean McCoy and Percy Harvin, while the Jets replaced Harvin with Brandon Marshall and brought back the tandem of Antonio Cromartie and Darelle Revis. What both these teams will need to go far is a Quarterback and that’s where the Dolphins are strong in, especially with Ryan Tannehill having a season that was statically compared to Marino. So who did Miami bring in?
Ndamukong Suh – Suh-perman has entered the building. The best defensive tackle in the league may have been overpaid but there was no other option in this scenario to land the All-Pro. Suh is a game changer and the fact he will be consistently doubled teamed opens up the field for Cam Wake and Dion Jordan. Miami was nearly at the bottom in stopping the run before Suh. Not anymore
Brice McCain – The Dolphins don’t seem to have any issue with having smaller cornerbacks, especially if they succeed the way Brent Grimes has so far. McCain is 5’10 but insists that no one is beating him and he’s looking forward to pair up with Grimes.
Jordan Cameron – The city once again saw a Miami player return home when Brian Hartline signed with the Browns, but for once it was the other way around as Jordan Cameron left Cleveland to take his talents to South Beach. Cameron has had a history of concussions but both sides that is no concern. The hope would be to have a two tight end formation with Cameron and Charles Clay on the field, but Clay is about to sign with the Bills. Time to see how good Dion Sims is.
Kenny Stills – This maybe the most underrated pickup of them all. Sure it was followed with Mike Wallace being sent to Minnesota for a fifth rounder we may never even see, but Stills is a younger and cheaper Wallace. When I say cheaper, I mean the team saved $11 million just from that trade.
Those have been the major headlines for the Phins so far. Where will they go in the draft? Another offensive threat? How about a defensive stopper? Or as we all predict, another Offensive Lineman? Safe to say Miami has yet again spent big in the off-season and hope it translates to the field.