After some hustling, bustling and shuffling, the AFC East picture is starting to come into focus. Of course, we still have the draft, more free agency moves and cuts after training camp, but for the most part, teams are going to keep the same cores.
The New England Patriots were kings of the hill last year, winning the AFC East by a whopping five games. With a first-round bye, the Pats punched their ticket to Super Bowl XLVI, only to fall to Eli Manning and the Giants.
The Jets started the season with expectations of competing with the Pats for the division title. The Jets' plans were cut short when the lost to the Pats twice last year.
But after a slew of trades, signings, and cuts, the results are sure to change this year. Without further ado, here is a very early look at what the AFC East will look like in 2012.