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The late summer is a prime time to watch for contract extensions and storylines that will define dynasty leagues for years to come. Below are 16 stories to watch in the AFC that can significantly impact dynasty leagues for years to come.
When will Josh Allen sign his megadeal?
A contract extension for Josh Allen should lock him amongst the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. Does Buffalo wait another year to make Allen prove the 2020 version will be the performance Buffalo is getting on the extension? Or will Buffalo pay him this year?
What does the Jets passing game look like?
Without any competition on the roster, Zach Wilson should start week 1, but what does the pecking order of the passing game look like? Corey Davis is amongst the wide receivers with the most guaranteed money on his current deal, while the team brought back Jamison Crowder at a reduced cap number and drafted Elijah Moore. Second-year receiver Denzel Mims should also contend for targets but must establish himself in 2021 to avoid a bust track.
Is Tua Tagovailoa the Miami Dolphins answer at quarterback?
The fifth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after the Dolphins "Tanked for Tua," Tua Tagovailoa (-1.4) performed worse than fellow rookies Joe Burrow (+3.7) and Justin Herbert (+1.4) in completion percentage over expectation. Miami continues to stockpile draft assets with the ability to address the position if Tua fails. With a revamped set of weapons with Will Fuller V and Jaylen Waddle at wide receiver, 2021 will tell a big portion of the Tua developmental story.
When will Mac Jones start for the New England Patriots?
Mac Jones could have a significant impact on the Patriots' offense. Jones projects as a better passer than Cam Newton but could have an even bigger role in reshaping the running game. With Newton, the Patriots were by far the most quarterback run-heavy offense in the red zone in the NFL in 2020. With Jones, those opportunities could go to Damien Harris or Sony Michel or funnel through a revamped passing game highlighted by 2021 free-agent acquisitions Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry.
Will Baker Mayfield sign an extension with the Cleveland Browns?
The Browns have many questions about its future. A 2020 overachiever, Cleveland is receiving Super Bowl hype but faces questions about the future of Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry who are carrying cap numbers larger than they warrant to go along with questions about whether Baker Mayfield warrants a massive second contract. His extension will lock him in as a starter which is particularly important in superflex dynasty leagues but is not a foregone conclusion. Like Buffalo, Cleveland could opt to make Mayfield prove it another year before extending Mayfield in 2022.
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