Inside the NFL: The Teams Behind the Teams of the AFC East
When you think of a team in the National Football League, the cadre of coaches and players that line up on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays are likely the first to come to mind, but that’s just scratching the surface.
Our favorite organizations consist of a wide array of professionals from accountants to engineers who can be just as important to their teams as the on-field talent. These team members are largely unknown to even the most passionate fans, but we want to change that.
Keep reading to discover the key executives and unsung heroes behind the teams of the AFC East.
The Buffalo Bills currently sit atop of the AFC East with a 4-2 record (so far). Led by breakout star quarterback Josh Allen, the Bills are beginning to come back into form and are looking to get back to the Super Bowl. Meet the execs working to surround Allen with top tier talant as they attempt to take the team and its fan base, Bills Mafia, back to the top of the NFL.
New England Patriots
Headquartered at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts (just southwest of Boston), the Patriots are the most popular team across Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The 6-time Super Bowl champs are best know for their owner Robert Kraft and gruff Head Coach Bill Belichick, however their team runs much deeper than those two. Check out the rest of the Patriots organization here.
The Miami Dolphins are the oldest professional sports team in Florida and are well located in one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. The Dolphins currently employ team legend Dan Marino in its front office as a Special Advisor to the Vice Chairman, President, and CEO, but the team is chock full of other superstars. Check out Marino and his colleagues here.
New York Jets
The Jets, one of two teams representing the New York City metro area, are headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. The team has been led by Christopher Wold "Woody" Johnson, a fourth-generation member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson, since 2000. During his tenure he has overseen key additions both on and off the field, check them out here.
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