Woody Johnson nominated for Ambassador to UK, with brother set to run Jets

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The Jets confirmed Christopher Johnson will become chairman and CEO if the Senate confirms Woody Johnson as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. President Donald Trump nominated the Jets owner on Thursday, 153 days after he unofficially named Johnson to the diplomatic post.

Christopher Johnson, Woody’s brother and also a team owner, will directly oversee all day-to-day team operations in his brother’s absence.

“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,” Christopher Johnson said, via a team press release. “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.”

Woody Johnson, now 70, and his family purchased the Jets on Jan. 18, 2000. Woody, a fourth-generation member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson, is a veteran Republican fundraiser.

“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,” Jets President Neil Glat said in the release.

8 responses to “Woody Johnson nominated for Ambassador to UK, with brother set to run Jets

  1. Departing for England doesn’t absolve him from the probable tanking this year. The reality is that the Jets have cut $68M expenditure from chopping a string of their best players. The GM had to have Ambassador Woody’s blessing for this to occur.

  2. Woody is a clueless human being that has never worked a day in his life. No wonder he was the choice for a cushy ambassadorship. I’m worried though because he doesn’t speak the language…

  3. A rich blowhard who inherited their wealth and has no idea what they’re doing hires another another rich blowhard who inherited their wealth and has no idea what they’re doing. What could go wrong?

  4. How does this happen? How do complete losers become millionaires and get to these prominent positions?

    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

    Our founding fathers have bed sores from rolling over in their graves so many times.

  5. This is good for the Jets, and bad for England (who currently is an ally). With Woody’s appointment, if the US-England relationship was a stock, I’d short it.

    Whether his brother is also a complete idiot remains to be seen, but at the moment I consider this a positive event for the Jets.

  6. “How does this happen? How do complete losers become millionaires and get to these prominent positions?”

    Rich parents. How do you think Donald Trump is anything other than a used car salesman right now?

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