NY Jets should be able to take the AFC East with Tom Brady gone

NY Jets, Jordan Jenkins (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Jordan Jenkins (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The NY Jets might actually have a decent chance at winning the AFC East in 2020 now that longtime rival quarterback Tom Brady is gone.

The AFC East is officially up for grabs now that rival quarterback and soon to be former Patriots signal-caller Tom Brady announced he will not return to New England.

Brady and the Patriots’ days of torturing the NY Jets may have very well officially come to an end with this news. The Jets suffered long and hard with Tom Brady at the throne out in New England.

With the Jets rebuilding and getting stronger year by year, their chances of being able to beat out the Buffalo Bills for a playoff spot if Buffalo struggles increases.

It only means good things for the rebuilding and rebounding Jets, and a chance to take the division by storm and run away with it. The Jets finished 7-9 last season, doing better than they had in a long time under new head coach Adam Gase and new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

The Jets have some playmakers in running back Le’Veon Bell, quarterback Sam Darnold, tight end Chris Herndon, and strong safety Jamal Adams. This is a nice starting nucleus of evident talent that will help them win big games down the stretch.

Whether or not starting wide receiver Robby Anderson returns or not, this should be a void filled in free agency.

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The Jets aren’t a hopeless team, even though they definitely do have a few holes they can fill via the draft and free agency. For one, adding a wide receiver of Anderson’s caliber or better can only help the team’s chances of being a deep contender one day soon.

Dynasties fall and new ones are built to take the throne after decades or even years in the sports world. Patriots fans were lucky to have witnessed Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck do it for years.

Year after year, the Jets culture is ever-changing. New players are added to the mix. Things improve in a certain department and fans grow hopeful and impatient with the demands and expectations of the next year.

Even the players grow excited and it shows with their on-field play and performance.

To put things all into perspective, the Jets didn’t have it easy with Tom Brady torturing the Jets and their fanbase for well over a decade. It seemed like it would never come to an end.

With the rebuild making the Jets stronger year after year, things are only looking up. The AFC East is now up for grabs.

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There’s absolutely no reason now that the Jets can’t take it.