Yesterday Mike Nugent kicked a field goal in overtime to give the Jets a victory over the Kansas City Chefs. Closing out the dismal season with a win.
Alas, that win changed them from a 3-13 team to a 4-12 team.
If they had finished 3-13, the Jets would have had the third choice in the April's NFL draft. At 4-12, they drop down all the way to sixth pick. There are three other teams that finished at 4-12, and all of them get to pick before the Jets now.
Why do the other three 4-12 teams get to pick before the Jets, you ask? The tiebreaker is "strength of schedule." The Jets played a stronger schedule than the other three 4-12 teams, so they pick last of the bunch.
Why is their strength of schedule stronger than the other three teams, you ask? Well, for starts, the Jets had to play the Patriots twice. That means 32-0 before you even consider the other fourteen games they played.
Just another reason to hate the Pats.
(Who, by the way, will pick seventh, immediately after the Jets, thanks to their trade last season with the 49ers. I think Pioli and Belichick must have incriminating photographs of all the other GMs and coaches in the league. How else to explain these trades they make? I mean, they picked up Wes Welker and Randy Moss for loose change and old jock straps, I believe. Great work there, Miami and Oakland).