Bills safety Jordan Poyer: Tom Brady leaving AFC East 'bittersweet'

Ryan Hannable
June 02, 2020 - 9:03 am

For the first time in 20 seasons, Tom Brady will not be in the AFC East.

This certainly opens the door for other teams to have a better chance at winning the division, which is why Bills safety Jordan Poyer is calling his move to Tampa Bay "bittersweet."

“It’s wide open with 12 out of the division. It’s on us in order to take advantage of that,” Poyer said recently to NFL Media's Mike Giardi. “I’d say it is bittersweet having Tom out of the division just because I had never beaten Tom. I think I’m like 0-9 against Tom, so I definitely wanted to get a W in that column. But it’s a great opportunity for us to seize, and we have the pieces — just continue to work and trust the process.”

Brady and the Patriots have won the AFC East 11 straight seasons and 16 of the last 17.

As of now, according to Odds Shark, the Bills are the slight favorites to win the division, but Bills coach Sean McDermott continues to say the Patriots are still the team to beat.

Poyer has been with the Bills since 2017.

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