At 0-9, the New York Jets are literally the worst team in the NFL right now. They have been terrible from the get-go, but if you ask team head coach Adam Gase, this is not for a lack of trying. When confronted with the notion that the Jets are tanking, the 42-year-old was quick to denounce what many believe is the Jets' primary tactic at the moment.

According to Gase, tanking just isn't part of their vocabulary:

“Nobody has talked about that,” Gase said Wednesday, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “We're just trying to play young guys. We're trying to get guys experience.”

It's one thing not to talk about it, but it's another to actually go through with it. New York may not be doing it intentionally, but even Gase's response above points to the fact that they have all but given up on the season. With zero wins in their first nine games of the season, who wouldn't?

The general belief is that the Jets are eyeing the first overall pick in the 2021 draft, with superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence being their primary target. That is, of course, under the assumption that the Clemson standout actually declares for the draft.

Nevertheless, Gase reiterated that the Jets are still trying to win games:

“We can't worry about what anybody else thinks,” Gase said. “We're trying to get guys better that are here and we're trying to figure out ways to win games.”

The Jets get another shot at that on Sunday when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers. We wouldn't count on it, though.