This offseason, we’ve already discussed how we think the NFC North may be one of the toughest divisions in football. Along with the NFC South, the North contains some of the most feared teams in the league. The Vikings just made the NFC Championship game, the Packers have one of the best quarterbacks in the league, the Lions have been a consistently competitive team for the past seven years, and the Bears have a lot of hype to turn things around this year
But let’s talk about the other side of the coin. There are some not-so-good divisions, and sadly, the Lions aren’t placed in one. So today’s Question of the Day is:
What is the worst division in football for the 2018 season?
My answer: This sounds weird to say, but I think it may be the AFC East.
Obviously, the division has the New England Patriots, who have already essentially clinched a playoff spot for the 2018 season. But outside of New England, you have the Buffalo Bills, who edged into the postseason, but will be dealing with a rookie quarterback this year. There’s the Dolphins, who will get Ryan Tannehill back, but lost some of their biggest contributors from 2017 in Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh and Jay Ajayi. And there’s the Jets, who are in full rebuild mode, and will have rookie quarterback Sam Darnold leading the way.
There’s a small chance a second team sneaks into the playoffs in 2018, but it’s hard to see any team outside of New England making any real run at an AFC title. Instead, it wouldn’t be surprising to see any of those three teams finish among the league’s worst.