Adam Gase finally has led the New York Jets to a win during the 2020 NFL season.
It’s been so long since the last win that apparently Gase has forgotten what winning feels like.
Speaking to the media following the Jets’ 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams, Gase mentioned how it feels like it’s been forever since the team last won (via Greg Joyce of the New York Post).
"It's been too long for us to even remember what a win feels like almost." -Adam Gase #Jets
— Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) December 21, 2020
Jets fans can attest to that. While not quite to the level of ineptness of the Detroit Lions or Cleveland Browns of years past, the Jets coming close to going winless is something for which Gang Green want to be remembered. This season has been a tumultuous one for the Jets, with many players, fans, and media members criticizing the management of the team, especially Gase’s. The front office has been squarely behind Gase the entire time, however, and this shocking win may help him stay in New York at least for one more year.
This is not the first time the Jets have come close to winning a game this season, but this was the first time they were able to hang onto it. Most notably two weeks ago the Las Vegas Raiders won on a Hail Mary touchdown pass with only a few seconds left in the game. This loss was blamed on defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who decided to blitz on the play. This led to Williams’ dismissal.
The Jets’ win puts them behind the Jacksonville Jaguars for the favorite to land the first overall pick—and Clemson standout quarterback Trevor Lawrence at No. 1. Without Lawrence, New York will have to look for another passer like Ohio State’s Justin Fields if they should fall to No. 2.