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2018 NFL season preview

A look at every division in the league.

NFC West preview: Bradford can sling with the best of them and will for Arizona — if he’s not hurt

There’s a joke around the NFL that Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford should change his name to “When Healthy, Sam Bradford,” because that caveat seems to precede any mention of him. When healthy, Sam Bradford is a darn good quarterback.

AFC West preview: Chiefs finally found a starting quarterback in the draft, and he looks ready to blossom

There’s something different about Patrick Mahomes, something that sets him apart from droves of Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks who came before him. He was drafted by the Chiefs. Only one of the last 22 quarterbacks who have started for Kansas City was a draft pick of that franchise.

NFC North preview: Cousins moves to the Vikings in a division that’s loaded with talent at his position

The Minnesota Vikings had their heart broken by Philadelphia last season, losing to the Eagles in the NFC championship game and falling one win short of their

AFC North preview: Arrival of quarterback Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, gives Browns fans hope

There’s no question that No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield is the Browns’ big wheel for the long haul, but the rookie quarterback is not necessarily in the driver’s seat. He’s learning at the elbow of Tyrod Taylor, acquired in March in a trade with Buffalo.

NFC East preview: Redskins replace Cousins with Smith, hoping his postseason experience pays off

Quarterback Alex Smith takes the helm of a Washington Redskins franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game since the 2005 season. But without all last year’s talent around him, can Smith replicate what he did in Kansas City?

AFC East preview: Jets' Sam Darnold and Bills' Josh Allen could be ready to start as rookies

Darnold went through training camp competing for the starting job with experienced veteran Josh McCown and another former first-round pick, Teddy Bridgewater, who has since been traded to the New Orleans. In Buffalo, Allen is vying with less-experienced Nathan Peterman and AJ McCarron.

NFC South preview: Fitzpatrick’s journey includes starter’s role while Winston serves suspension

New Orleans, Carolina and Atlanta all have quarterbacks who have gotten them to Super Bowls. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just want theirs to get them through three games.

AFC South preview: Whether returning from injury or a subpar season, they are aiming for validation

All four AFC South quarterbacks — Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, Tennessee's Marcus Mariota, Jacksonville's Blake Bortles and Houston's Deshaun Watson — have something to prove this season.

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