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The New York Jets have announced what has been discussed for quite some time. Donald Trump intends to nominate Woody Johnson to be the US Ambassador to the UK. Let’s cut right to the chase here and explain why this is a good thing.

Woody has owned the team since 2000 and the results have left a lot to be desired. The team announced that if Woody Johnson is officially nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Christopher Johnson, will become Chairman and CEO.  That means that Christopher, Woody’s brother, will be in charge of day-to-day team operations.

We would love to see a football mind in charge of day-to-day operations. Apparently that isn’t going to be an option as long as Woody owns the team. So, in this case, we will sign up for addition by subtraction. Hopefully Christopher Johnson stays out of the way and lets the football minds in the building make actual football decisions.

We don’t know Christopher Johnson at all, but we do know Woody Johnson. Which is why we welcome this change with open arms and we wish Woody luck in his new role.

“The New York Jets have been an integral part of our family since 2000, but this is a unique opportunity for Woody. His patriotism and commitment to our country have always been a passion of his,” said Christopher Johnson. “Over the years, we have learned that ownership of the New York Jets is a special responsibility. Personally, if Woody is nominated and confirmed, I would be honored to oversee the organization, continuing to build a team on and off the field that our fans are proud of and deserve.”

 

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP INTENDS TO NOMINATE WOODY JOHNSON, NEW YORK JETS CHAIRMAN AND CEO, TO SERVE AS AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Christopher Johnson to take over as New York Jets Chairman and CEO subject to

Woody Johnson’s nomination and Senate Confirmation

 

Florham Park, NJ, June 22, 2017 – The New York Jets confirmed today that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Woody Johnson, team owner, Chairman and CEO of the New York Jets to serve as Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

If Woody Johnson is nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Christopher Johnson, his brother and an owner will become Chairman and CEO.  In that role, Christopher will directly oversee all day-to-day team operations.

“The New York Jets have been an integral part of our family since 2000, but this is a unique opportunity for Woody. His patriotism and commitment to our country have always been a passion of his,” said Christopher Johnson. “Over the years, we have learned that ownership of the New York Jets is a special responsibility. Personally, if Woody is nominated and confirmed, I would be honored to oversee the organization, continuing to build a team on and off the field that our fans are proud of and deserve.” 

“On behalf of the entire organization, we would be extremely proud to see Woody nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador. We could not be more excited for him and his family,” said New York Jets President Neil Glat.

Woody Johnson and his family purchased the NFL’s New York Jets on January 18, 2000. Woody, a fourth-generation member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson, has built upon his family’s proud legacy of achievement as a successful businessman, civic leader and compassionate philanthropist. 

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

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