To be clear, the reason the Patriots have dominated the NFL for the past 18 years is not because their division sucks. It is well documented that even as of a couple of years ago, the Patriots have almost an identical winning % vs. non AFC East teams as they do against the AFC East. They have also won the AFC 8 times and won 5 Super Bowls, which has nothing to do with the division they are in.
I don't even know how to respond to absurd claims like this anymore. I dropped this mentality many years ago.
Breaking news for everyone regarding their opinions on Tom Brady's decline. YOU WERE ALL WRONG! Hell, I was wrong. Tom Brady has defied everyone. Max Kellerman stated he would fall off a cliff in 2016 or early 2017. And this wasn't even a "hot take" as many others predicted this a year or two prior. Shit, I remember people making this claim during the 2014 season. Well, It's 2018 and he is still one of the top QBs in the league. Let's just face facts. Tom Brady has played at a high level longer than anyone expected, with the exception of Tom himself. Sure, people can claim year after year that this will be the year he drops off (and yes, it is bound to happen eventually), but the fact that everyone has already made this claim every year for the past 2-4 years makes everyone already wrong.
Hot take: Patrick Mahomes will decline in the next 1-25 years.
Now that we can agree on! The Pats D is awful. Imagine if they had a good one?!