3 Most Overrated Players in the AFC East Heading Into 2024

The New England Patriots have been looked down upon by their division rivals lately. Having said that, the rest of the AFC East shouldn't throw stones in a glass house as long as these overrated players are on their rosters.
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers is one of the most overrated players in the AFC East.
Jets QB Aaron Rodgers is one of the most overrated players in the AFC East. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Josh Allen, QB — Buffalo Bills

Rodgers isn't the only overhyped AFC East quarterback. Patriots fans also have to deal with Bills Mafia constantly singing the praises of Josh Allen, who doesn't deserve the hype he gets.

The media and Bills fans tend to view Allen as a top-three quarterback, often associating him with Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. On paper, it makes sense given that he's led Buffalo to a 63-30 record across the last six seasons while finishing top-five in MVP voting thrice in the last four.

At the same time, there's a ton about Allen's career thus far that screams "overhyped." For starters, he's a turnover machine, leading the NFL with 47 interceptions since the start of the 2021 season. In comparison, that's 11 more than Mac Jones during that stretch in just eight more games.

Secondly, while the Bills have qualified for the playoffs in five straight seasons, Allen has only led them to the AFC Championship once (2020). Buffalo has suffered three consecutive Division Round exit since then, which showed be an indication that the 28-year-old signal-caller might not actually be 'the guy.'

Lastly, Allen could be in trouble next season without go-to weapon Stefon Diggs, who was traded to the Houston Texans this offseason. Allen's ascension to MVP status coincided with Diggs' arrival at Buffalo, making it interesting to see how the inconsistent QB performs without his security blanket.

Without Diggs at his disposal, the NFL will finally see the real Josh Allen in 2024 — likely for worse.