AFC East: The #1 Players Teams Should Keep, Trade or Cut for 2018


As the regular season comes to a close, with just two weeks remaining, we look at the four teams in the AFC East and determine the No.1 player each teams should consider ‘Keeping, Trading and Cutting’ in preparations for the 2018 season.

Buffalo Bills

Keep: Jordan Matthews (WR) Age: 25

Matthews’ has not had the best start with his new team after being traded by the Eagles. Matthews has just made the 10 starts, for just 25 receptions, 282 yards and just the one touchdowns. With a new quarterback a real possibility in 2018 having the target of Jordan Matthews, Kelvin Benjamin and rookie Zay Zones, if the Bills go with a rookie quarterback.

Trade: Tyrod Taylor (QB) Age: 28

Tyrod Taylor has played well in 2017, but it is clear Taylor is not Sean McDermott’s ‘Guy’ going forward. Taylor will be entering the final season of his contract in 2018, and the Bills need to establish a clear plan at the position. With Taylor unlikely the long-term answer, they need to start grooming his successor? There will be some trade value for Taylor on the market and the Bills should capitalize on this sooner rather than later

Cut: Charles Clay (TE) Age: 28

Clay’s injury history is starting to pile up. He’s been an impact player when healthy this season, but his long-term future might not be as bright as the team once thought. Behind Clay, the Bills have just Nick O’Leary and Logan Thomas on the depth chart. Neither has made a huge impact in the league. Bills need to look to the draft perhaps to find a more reliable option in this position.

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