If you’re a Jets fan looking for a silver lining this morning, well, there isn’t really one. Your team stinks.
But as we’d rather light a candle than curse your darkness, we can point out that they are moving closer to securing a top-five spot in the 2017 NFL Draft order thanks to last night’s loss and the Bears’ epic win over the 49ers.
If the season ended today, the 0-12 Browns (of course) would still pick first, followed by the 1-11 49ers and the 2-10 Jaguars. The 3-9 Jets and Bears are deadlocked (no, really, that’s a perfect word) at 3-9, and have the same strength of schedule number at the moment so they’d flip for the fourth and fifth picks.
They’d be followed by the Titans (enjoying that Rams pick), the Panthers, Bengals, Saints, and Chargers in the top 10.
Also, if the season ended today, people would say “Why on Tuesday?”