Woody Johnson likely to hand control of team to his brother

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When the new administration takes over later this month, Jets owner Woody Johnson is expected to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom. And if/when (most likely, when) that happens, Woody Johnson will relinquish day-to-day control of the team.

Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, Woody Johnson will hand the reins to his younger brother, Christopher Wold Johnson. Chris Johnson would then run the team until Woody’s appointment ends.

The 69-year-old Woody Johnson bought the Jets in 2000. The decision to stay the course with coach Todd Bowles and G.M. Mike Maccagnan possibly was influenced by the looming shift in ownership of the team.

19 responses to “Woody Johnson likely to hand control of team to his brother

  1. If he demonstrates the same skill at diplomacy as he has at building a football franchise, I expect we’ll be at war with the United Kingdom by Easter.

  2. Having a Chris Johnson at the helm is just not as humorous as having a Woody Johnson in charge.

  3. Show you how great the Pats, Kraft and BB are. These teams have a month up on the Pats to prepare for next season and they continually lay an egg. Someone or a group of someones are NOT doing their jobs. But Woody don’t change. Signed a Pats Fan.

  4. Or maybe he’s just running away because he’s tired of Belichick beating him all the time. Or the league is getting rid of the conspirators behind deflategate. First Kensil, now Johnson…

  5. “If he demonstrates the same skill at diplomacy as he has at building a football franchise, I expect we’ll be at war with the United Kingdom by Easter.”

    Lolz comment of the day !

    Maybe Johnson doesn’t realize that foreign powers won’t care the slightest what corrupt Goodell thinks and won’t be able to do anything on his behalf. Sorry Woody, Goodell can’t suspend foreign politicians or diplomatic personnel if they’re outdoing you because you’re incompetent and cheap.

  6. What a sham these Ambassadorial appointments are. Woody was born with a silver spoon in his mouth from the baby oil business and then he was so rich he bought his NFL team. He ponied up big $ for Trump. This is just a payback and has nothing to do with actual competence. He has demonstrated his poor management skills over and over again with the Jets over many years.

  7. julyeast says:
    Jan 1, 2017 7:50 PM
    Woody would have fired the Cheater / adulterer years ago.

    LOL yeah, the Jests are SOOOOOOOO high class.

  8. Sounds like Woody can watch his Jets as they can become Jaguars North and play a home game in the UK every season.

    The Golden Anniversary is only two years and nine days away Jests fans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 10, 1969 when gas was .29 a gallon!

  9. I heard that Chris Johnson has a Jets tattoo on one leg and a Charger tattoo on the other…

    wait, wut?

  10. As a Jets fan I hope this is a positive, because Woody meddled. But what makes anyone think a new team president (his brother) wont meddle?

    If any of you were asked by your rich relative to run an NFL team, might you not be tempted to meddle? Make or reject a hiring? Push for a draft pick, or veto some move?

    The Jets are a dumpster fire and need to clean house in the front office, meaning fire the GM. There are worse GMs than Mike Maccagnan, but he’s proven to be below average. So why stick with him? To “give him a chance”?
    He’s just aging the team, not improving it, so get rid of him.

  11. How come Pats fans find ways to bring up Deflategate (God, I hate that word) on every article? Or talk about their greatness? Get over it guys, you’re probably headed to the Superbowl again this year, just give it a rest and move on. Sheesh.

    As far as Johnson goes…he, Kroenke, and Spanos would make excellent candidates for anything other than NFL ownership. Or any administrative position. Or anything other than retirement, really. At least Johnson is good for a laugh every now and again. Who knows, maybe he and Rex can open a Mark Sanchez themed tattoo parlor in Buckingham Palace together…

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