I think the AFC East is shaping up to be extremely active next offseason, and I think the three Patriots division rivals could all make major moves. If you look at the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets, each of those teams are currently operating with their Super Bowl window open. Obviously none of them are building, and we've seen the Bills deep into the playoffs over the last few years.
The Miami Dolphins have one of the best offenses in the NFL and have clearly gone all-in with a variety of huge moves in recent years. They've traded for all of Tyreek Hill, Jalen Ramsey, and Bradley Chubb. The New York Jets clearly put all of their chips in the center when they acquired Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers.
And with all three of those teams still having notable questions about their contender status, the AFC East could be shaping up to be a hyper-active division next offseason. When teams enter their Super Bowl window, that's when they are most aggressive. This aggression triples if they have a QB on a rookie contract.
Well, the Miami Dolphins are likely paying Tua Tagovailoa a ton of money this coming offseason, and both Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers are on huge deals, so none of the teams will have a ton of money to spend, but we also have seen that a lack of cap space hasn't really stopped teams. Teams have found more creative ways to create cap space and to sign players they want.
This could end up being bad news for the Patriots...