By: Tanner Elliott
The AFC East is shaping up to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL for the next couple of years. Here, we take a look at the four teams in the AFC East and see if they are worth buying, holding, or selling. (All of the numbers used are from the day of writing which is May 22nd, 2021).
The SimBills are currently the third most expensive team in SimNFL with a price of $46.15 a share. The only teams higher than the SimBills are the SimChiefs and the SimBengals. As for the future price of SimBills it depends on if you believe in Josh Allen. Personally, the SimBills are one of the better teams to have in SimNFL currently but also have one of the higher prices. That is because the Bills have an outstanding young defense, great coaching, and management, and with the Jets and Patriots not quite being there yet, SimBills could get you some good win outs as well as increase in price.
Dolphins - 7th highest
The SimDolphins are the seventh most expensive team in the SimNFL which may be on the higher side to some. That being said, Miami has added a ton of weapons this offseason to catch up to the Buffalo Bills and Brian Flores is building something special in Miami. Does Miami have the potential to win the AFC East and be worth the price tag they are now? Yes they do, but could they have an average record and lose their investors some money? That is also yes. Overall Miami does seem like a pretty safe bet due to strength of schedule and overall improved team and should hold some value now and the future.
New York Jets
The SimJets are a tricky team to evaluate. The Jets have a promising new head coach in Robert Saleh and have some draft capital in the next coming years. Getting some shares of the SimJets would be a long-term investment as they have about four to five years until they can potentially become a threat to win the AFC East. Being the 29th most expensive team in SimNFL, the potential for growth is there. The SimJets may not get you a ton of win payouts in the upcoming years or even increase in price a ton, but in four to five years if Robert Saleh is able to build a nice team and Zach Wilson turns out to be worth the hype, the SimJets could be worth the wait.
New England Patriots
The SimPatriots are one of the biggest shocks in SimNFL. The SimPatriots have the fifth highest price per share in SimNFL. It seems to be that people are betting on Bill Belichick bringing the team back to its winning ways. This is highly unlikely unless they find a quarterback to produce at a high level and the team’s new additions mesh efficiently. That being said, I think that the Patriots are one of the riskiest teams in SimNFL. The Patriots are not a top five team in the NFL and for the price of them to increase, they either need to trade for Julio Jones or have a repeat of the 2007-2008 season.
How to make money?
SimBull offered win payouts for every team you own. For example, if you own a share of the SimDolphins, every time they win you get $0.50. The other way is of course having the value of your team go up. This can happen based on rumors, signings, hires, and playing well. That being said, the value of the team can also go down based on the same variables.
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