- The outcome of a seemingly 'meaningless' game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Jets in 2020 determined the future of the NFL
- The Jets' victory in that game led to a chain of events impacting the course of the 2021 NFL Draft and subsequent trades
- The game's impact on quarterback placements, team decisions, and the career trajectories of players like Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford created an alternate NFL reality
Rams’ 2020 “meaningless” game against the Jets determined the NFL future, impacting the 2021 draft. The Jets, set to pick Trevor Lawrence, ended up with Zach Wilson while the Jaguars could have chosen Wilson. The game also affected Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, and Aaron Rodgers’ fate. The Rams sealed the Jets’ win, altering the top draft pick and potentially reshaping the league’s QB landscape. This game changed the course of the NFL, with significant implications for key players and teams.