It seems everyone in Buffalo besides coach Sean McDermott is confident in the Bills' chances this year now that Tom Brady is out of New England.
Former Bills QB Jim Kelly was the latest to express confidence in the team winning the division.
“If they don’t, then something’s wrong,” Kelly said on CBS Sports Radio's The Zack Gelb Show. “I mean, Tom Brady is not there to block you anymore. So that, to me, is huge. I think Tom of course is getting older, getting old, but he still can play. I tried to talk him into retirement like two, three years ago, but he just wouldn’t listen to me. I don’t know why.
"But now that Brady’s gone, I definitely do think the Bills are the team to beat, even though you look at the Jets, they’re getting better. Miami with Tua (Tagovailoa) coming in, I think they’re going to be better. And of course, (Bill) Belichick will have his team ready to play. So we’ll see what happens at the quarterback position in New England.
“But right now, there’s no doubt that the Bills are probably favored to win the AFC East and if they don’t, they must have some serious injuries, because they have all the ingredients it takes to move on in the playoffs.”
As of now, according to Odds Shark, the Bills are a slight favorite to win the division at +125, while the Patriots are +130.