The most overrated player on each AFC East rival’s roster

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Bills Devin Singletary.
Bills Devin Singletary. /

AFC East most overrated: Buffalo Bills – Devin Singletary (I guess)

Devin Singletary is good. The Buffalo Bills are good. It is often difficult to find an overrated player on a team that is a Super Bowl contender, especially one that has been so dominant over your favorite team in recent years.

Singletary’s third year with the Bills was his best, and he rushed for 870 yards and 7 touchdowns to go along with 228 receiving yards during the 2021 season. He was easily the team’s leading rusher, something he has been every season since being drafted in 2019.

He had such a solid campaign last season that he has been crowned by most to be the best running back in the AFC East, something that would generally hold some cache, depending on the strength of the division. But being named the best running back in the AFC East is simply being the best of a mediocre group.

No running back on any roster in the division has ever rushed for 1,000 yards, not even Singletary. His 4.8 yards per touch was less than Chase Edmonds (5.7) and James White (6.0), and fewer rushing yards per game (51.2) than Damien Harris (61.9).

For an offensive game plan that forces defenses to account for stellar wide receivers and a mobile quarterback, there should be plenty of open opportunities for a running back to thrive and be a 1,000-yard rusher.

And that’s about the meanest thing that a Dolphins fan can say about the Buffalo Bills.