New England Patriots: Two AFC East teams hoping to find a great quarterback

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: Sam Darnold of USC poses after being picked
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: Sam Darnold of USC poses after being picked /

In the 2018 NFL Draft, two teams in the AFC East addressed their need at the quarterback position. How will this affect the New England Patriots?

The New England Patriots have been the cream of the crop in the AFC East in the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era. While some teams have had good seasons in the AFC East, it has been dominated by the Patriots for the most part.

One of the main reasons why the Patriots have been top dog in the AFC East has been because of their play from the quarterback position. In the NFL, the quarterback position is by far the most important on the field and the Patriots have had the best one in the division for nearly two decades now.

Staring up at the Patriots in the AFC East all these years resulted in the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills making the effort to try and find their franchise guy at the position. Both the Jets and the Bills traded up in this year’s draft to get quarterbacks. While the Bills made their move during the draft, the Jets did it well before with the clear desire to take a quarterback.

In the draft, the Jets would end up taking Sam Darnold from USC, while the Bills went with Josh Allen from Wyoming. Both of these young quarterbacks have a lot of potential, but they will need to work hard to become successful in the NFL.

While the Bills and the Jets taking quarterbacks this year doesn’t have too much of an impact on the Patriots with Brady coming off an MVP season, this could impact them in the future. If Darnold and Allen develop into the players they can become, the Jets and the Bills could be set up nicely in the future.

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Seeing how well and consistent the Patriots have been with Brady has given teams around the NFL a blueprint for success. If you have a great quarterback, your team will always have a chance to win. Now that the Jets and Bills have gotten their top quarterback prospects, they will have to work on developing them if they want a chance to dethrone the Patriots in the coming years.