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Even with three and a half months to go until the 2024 NFL campaign, our football expert is ready with a handful of futures picks!

The build up to the 2024 NFL season has already begun, with fans beginning to make their prediction ahead of the Week 1 opener between the Ravens and the Chiefs on Sept. 5.

In the first of our NFL Futures articles, our football expert has turned his attention to the AFC – picking out a handful of selections that could be worth focusing on from that division.

Here are the best Early AFC Bets for the 2024 NFL Season.

RALLYING AROUND RODGERS

Will the Jets end their postseason hoodoo this campaign? The short answer is yes – if Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have a horror show with his fitness once again.

The green side of New York were deadly unlucky with what happened in the opening game of the season – and it is truly the reason the campaign fell apart eventually.

Their defense kept them in games throughout 2023, and it was their weakness at quarterback that let them down – as their backups just couldn’t get the job done.

With Rodgers back, the Jets should make that step forward and get themselves a playoff berth at the very least. They may even kick up a few surprises

They have caught the eye with their recruitment through the offseason, picking up talented wideout Mike Williams and bolstering their offensive line with rookie Ole Fashanu and veteran Tyron Smith.

The AFC East looks a winnable division – especially with the Bills and Dolphins suffering significant losses across their rosters and the Patriots looking miles off at this current stage.

If they get to the playoffs, they have the task of going through a daunting AFC minefield – with the likes of the Chiefs, Bengals and Ravens likely to get in their way. They are all beatable though.

Take the Jets to win their division 

TIP: AFC East Winner – New York Jets (+210, FanDuel)

BELIEVE IN THE BENGALS

It wasn’t a great end to the year for the Bengals in 2023, as they lost Joe Burrow to injury and they just missed out on a playoff spot.

However, Burrow should be back fit and healthy for the start of the 2024 regular season – and he will be the vital piece of the puzzle in helping Cincinnati reach this year’s Super Bowl.

I feel the Bengals are at the same level as the Ravens – as the Ohio-based franchised have fixed a few of their issues throughout the offseason.

They sorted the safety position as they got Vonn Bell back from the Panthers, as well as acquiring former Ravens recruit Geno Stone. That should balance out the defence this year, as they struggled in that area last campaign.

Their schedule is fairly decent on paper, so winning their division looks possible here. I’d even go as far as backing them to win the entire thing at this stage.

TIP: AFC North Winner – Cincinnati Bengals (+170, FanDuel)
TIP: Super Bowl LIX Winner – Cincinnati Bengals (+1300, FanDuel)

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