New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton revealed the team celebrated hard after a shock win over the Los Angeles Rams and noted that those who rooted for the Jets to lose to the Rams aren't real Jets fans. The Jets, who entered Week 15 as the only winless team after starting the year 0-13, pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season this past Sunday when they stunned the Rams 23-20 on the road.
The Jets won't finish the season without a win but their fans weren't too thrilled with the win as their chances of landing the No. 1 pick in the coming NFL draft and taking Trevor Lawrence diminished. Clemson quarterback Lawrence is one of the most interesting prospects in years and he is a lock to go No.
1 in the next NFL draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars also have a 1-13 record but they own the tiebreaker and they will land the No. 1 pick if they lose both of their remaining two games. "You'd think we won the Super Bowl just now, honestly, just the way we just celebrated," Becton told SNY.tv, via Pro Football Talk.
"We worked so hard to get this win, we worked hard every week leading up to this week. Just every week, we were just so close trying to get this win and we finally got it this week. So our hard work finally paid off, and we're trying to go get another one.
"You ain't really a fan if you didn't want us to win, honestly. I mean that in the nicest way possible. I don't mean that in a disrespectful way. But I mean if you wanted us to lose, you're not a real fan, honestly."
Jets coach had the same thoughts as Becton
After a shock win over the Rams, Jets coach Adam Gase underlined that the team's job is to go out and win games. "Hey, our job is to try to go out and win every week," coach Gase noted after the game, per ESPN.
"It's been too long for us to even remember what a win feels like almost." Many believe that Darnold's days in New York are outnumbered and that the Jets should turn their focus to Lawrence. If the Jets fail to land the No.
1 pick and Lawrence, they might decide to stick with Darnold for at least one more season. "It's an amazing feeling," Darnold admitted after the game. "The greatest feeling in sports to be able to ice the game out."