You'd think that every team not named the New England Patriots in the AFC East would be doing backflips now that Tom Brady has left the organization after 20 years of dominance and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the free agency. While that largely is the case, Bills safety Jordan Poyer is a bit torn about the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback's decision. 

The veteran is entering his fourth season with the Bills in 2020 and, now that he will no longer face Brady twice a year, he told the NFL Network's Mike Giardi that it's "bittersweet" because he wanted to at least get a single win against the former Pats QB. 

"It's wide open with 12 out of the division. It makes it wide open and that's on us in order to take advantage of that," Poyer told Giardi. "I'd say it is bittersweet having Tom out of the division just because I had never beaten Tom. I think I'm like 0-9 against Tom, so I definitely wanted to get a W in that column. But it's a great opportunity for us to seize, and we have the pieces -- just continue to work and trust the process."

It's no great secret that Brady's departure does open the door for the rest of the team in the AFC East to take back a division that New England has dominated for the past 20 years. With Brady at the helm, the Patriots were able to win 16 of the last 17 division titles, including 11 straight. Now that he's gone, Poyer's Bills are looked at as the team most ready to dethrone the Patriots, who are currently looking at possibly starting second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham. According to the latest odds at William Hill Sports Book, New England is still the favorites to win the division at +120, but Buffalo is no far behind at all at +130. 

Unlike in years past, the AFC East race won't be locked up by Week 1, which will make for very intriguing matchups wire-to-wire. As for Poyer, who signed a two-year extension with Buffalo earlier this offseason, his hopes of potentially getting a W against Brady in the future will either have to wait until 2021 when his Bills head to Tampa Bay to face Brady's Bucs or hope that the two clash in Super Bowl LV at the end of this season.