Adam Gase was happy for his players after the New York Jets finally recorded their first win of the NFL season on Sunday.
The Jets stunned the Los Angeles Rams 23-20 at SoFi Stadium, becoming the first winless team in NFL history to beat a nine-plus win team on the road.
The result, however, means they no longer hold the number one pick in the draft, and it may cost them Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
But Gase said he was pleased for his players after a breakthrough victory.
“I’m just happy for our guys. They’ve done such a great job of how they’ve worked, been through a lot of adversity,” the Jets head coach told a news conference.
“It’s been too long for us to even remember what a win feels like almost. It’s great to see those guys that excited.”
Asked about the feeling in the locker room, Gase said: “It’s lively in there. It’s loud, it’s a lot of excited guys.
“We’ve got a long flight back so that’ll make that a lot more enjoyable.”
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The win, however, means the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-13) now hold the top pick in the draft.
But Gase dismissed the talk about the draft and Lawrence, saying: “Our job is to try to go out and win every week.”
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold went 22 of 31 for 207 yards and a touchdown in the win.