It was almost given up when rookie Braden Mann booted the pigskin 50 yards where Rams returner Nsimba Webster corralled the ball and streaked upfield as he looked to score and give his team the lead.
Mann stepped in the way and ultimately made the game-saving tackle.
Had Mann missed the tackle, the Jets might still be winless and in line for the No. 1 overall pick to land Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. He was reminded of that as furious Jets fans let him know it on social media.
“I got a few messages like that,” Mann said, via ESPN. “But whoever says something like that, I don’t think they ever tried to compete at something like this. For us, we get paid to play. We get paid to win.”
“I couldn’t care less about the social media reaction, to be honest with you,” Mann added.
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