The Jets fan was not alone after being left out of the organization’s first win situation for the right to draft Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The veteran Jets quarterback Joe Namath, who appeared on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” on Tuesday, admitted He was excited about the possibility Landing at number 1 and seeing star Clemson QB in green and white.
Two days after the Nets upset Ramus, Namath said, “After watching them they kept playing at that point for the entire season, I didn’t think they were going to win a game.
“Especially against Ram that day. Naturally, I was eager to be in the No. 1 draft position for my team. So I was surprised.”
Namath’s disappointment came to the fore after he avoided becoming the third 0-16 team in Nets history. However, the win tied the Jets with the Jaguars for the worst record in the league (1–13) and Jacksonville owns the strength of the schedule tie-breaker.
“I’m not trying to talk about Sam Darnold. He is going to be in the league 15-20 years. Who knows. He is a good player. “But this man from Clemson, Lawrence, he’s special. He’s very special. I think I saw him run out of Notre Dame’s secondary last week.
“He’s the pace. He’s got a touch on his pass. He’s smart. He goes everywhere. He hasn’t shown a negative that I’ve seen in the last few years. And when you get one on your team with those qualities Beast-like, I don’t know how you can say that. “
The Jets have a decision to make with the No. 2 pick in the draft until the Jaguars win one of their last two matches of the regular season. Ohio State’s Justin Fields was long regarded as the second-overall pick to lock in, but BYU’s Zach Wilson has emerged as an alternate option in recent weeks.
The Jets can also trade the pick and consider other options at the quarterback position, which is another year of Darnold or a stop-gap agent.