Make no mistake about it: It was a WIN for the Miami Dolphins when the Jets kicked that last-second field goal. An absolute win.
If we were in position to draft in the 14-17 range, then there is no harm in getting a few feel-good wins in December. But we’re not in that range. We are in the 1-4 range, and falling out of that range would be devastating. We’re simply not going to get a marquee choice at #4, and probably not at #3.
2019 will be an utter unproductive failure if we don’t come out of it with a top pick, and we were oh so close to blowing it. We still are. Luckily, Ryan Fitzpatrick played a horrible game, but Sam Darnold was worse, missing wide open guys all day. It looked like both QBs got the tank message, but not the defenses.
We played well enough to win. If not for a low snap on a FG, we would have won. Our defense, with a makeshift secondary of unknowns, continued to fight and held the Jets in check to stay in the game.
So, never mind the scoreboard. We’ll give this one to Adam Gase, but come April we will have the last laugh.