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Christopher L. Gasper

In AFC East, there’s Tom Brady, then everyone else

Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is the latest challenger to the throne, the latest hope for the hopeless huddling masses of the AFC East that can only peer through the gate of the football palace in Foxborough and marvel at its crown jewel of a quarterback.

First-round picks have arrived and shriveled like the autumn leaves. Proven veterans, journeymen, sudden Cinderellas, men from Harvard (Ryan Fitzpatrick), Dartmouth (Jay Fiedler) and Stanford (Trent Edwards), they’ve all tried to bridge the quarterback gap in the division. They’ve all failed to measure up.

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