JACKSONVILLE, Fla — It happened.
After losing 13 straight games, the New York Jets have won two games in a row.
And in doing so: they've assured the 1-14 Jacksonville Jaguars that, no matter what happens Week 17, the Jaguars will select first overall in this April's NFL Draft. Presumably, the Jaguars will select Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, long-considered the premier player in this year's crop of draftees.
Thanks to the Jets' greater strength of schedule, even if the Jaguars defeat the Colts next week, the Jaguars would have the tie-breaker to have the first overall pick. This would be the first time the Jaguars have ever selected first overall in franchise history.
The Jets defeated the Browns 23-16 Sunday thanks in large part to another last-minute stand from its defense. The Jets stuffed the Browns on fourth-and-one in their own territory to secure the win. This locks the Jets into the second-overall spot in this April's NFL Draft.