Woody Johnson: I’m not patient, Jets have to win now

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Jets owner Woody Johnson expects his team to win, and win this year.

Johnson said today at the league meeting that the Jets need to be in win-now mode.

“I’m not the patient sort. We’re in the win business. We have to win now,” Johnson said, via Zack Rosenblatt of TheAthletic.com.

Johnson said the Jets have a plan in place, they don’t need to rush into anything, and that ultimately he believes that Rodgers will be a Jet.

“We’re pretty confident we can get something done,” Johnson said.

Johnson also said he’s excited about the possibility of the Jets signing free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. He’s telling his football people to get to work on win-now moves.

52 responses to “Woody Johnson: I’m not patient, Jets have to win now

  1. Woody and Mark Murphy must have went to the same school of “how not to negotiate.”

  2. As I have posted previously, Woody Johnson is a 75-yr old man who has never really had to work for anything in his life. He knows that he’s on the downside of the mountain. And he’s impatient. Rodgers is his last hope for a SB. Which is exactly why GB should hold out for 1st round draft picks. GB is in the drivers seat – but perhaps Mark Murphy and/or Gutekunst are too brain dead to realize it.

  3. I remember when Chiefs Owner Lamar Hunt reached this point, he moved heaven and earth to hire Andy Reid.

  4. Desperation is not the same as perspiration. Woody’s back from Europe and thinks winning is as easy as setting his mind to it lol sounds like the whole team’s getting rebuilt next season

  5. I’m not sure how this is going to end, but I assume it will end badly for everyone involved.

  6. Woody better realize that dealing with Captain Ayahuasca takes as long as it takes. 12 is the one who decides if Woody can win now.

  7. Flashback: Leon Hess said the same thing before hiring Rich Kotite. Jets fans better pray this is not an omen.

  8. Team hasn’t won anything since Joe Namath but Woody sees himself as a “win now” sort of guy. Nuff said.

  9. He must mean regular season wins, cause why else would he bet the farm on Aaron Rodgers?

  10. Quite often, when you have a Woody, the brain ceases to function.
    The Jets are a perfect example…

  11. Maybe Woody and Murphy can hire the guy who should be Lamar’s agent to negotiate a deal for them?

  12. Making decisions off of emotion, impulse and desperation. Sounds like a great way to run an organization Woody.

  13. chuckshontaspads says:
    March 28, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    55 years and counting sounds like the patience of Job to me.


    Woody has only owned the Jets for half of that time, but your point still stands.

  14. He’s funny. Absolutely 0 chance of being 1st or 2nd in division. The Jets are where NFL careers go to die

  15. How long has he been the owner? 23 years? Sounds like tough talk that rings hollow.

  16. How do you explain finishing last in the division 6 times in the last 7 years?

  17. Talk about vague. What does Woody mean by win? Win a few games? Win 12 games? Win a playoff game? A super bowl? Woody used a lot of words, but said nothing at all.

  18. I am sure that is what avid Jets fans nhpats2011 and patsfan4lifedynasty want to hear from their owner.

  19. You want to win now question? Then acting like it. Teams gave up a king’s ransom for Matthew Stafford and Russell Wilson, yet neither one of them is in Aaron Rodgers league. Wilson’s been stinking it up for several years and Stafford may never even play again. Jets don’t even want to swap a two-position turn on first round picks? Give me a break. Stop whining about wanting to win, if you won’t put a little skin in game.

  20. People!
    Football owners are the very “Elites” you claim to have such disdain & hatred for. Woody Johnson is the epitome of “elitist”.

  21. lol!!

    This is glorious! Woody’s back in charge and we all know what that means!


  22. What does he mean, the Jets always win the offseason. It’s their time to shine!

  23. whywerule says:
    March 28, 2023 at 5:37 pm
    I am sure that is what avid Jets fans nhpats2011 and patsfan4lifedynasty want to hear from their owner


    Jets’ fan? Son I was attending Patriots games when Steve Grogan was QB. There is a huge difference between being a Patriots’ fan and a BB fanboy. I am a fan of the team and always will be.

    As for the other guy…..I believe you are correct.

  24. The Jets are starting to reek of desperation, which further plays into the Packers favor.

  25. Woody didn’t think about the team much when he took off to England for 4 years.

  26. What a clown show. ON one hand you have Mark Murphy, doing a live interview at of all places a girls high school basketball championship basically saying we don’t want him. On the other side you have Johnson saying we gotta have him. It’s like they’re trying to top each other on who can be the worst negotiator. I want to play poker with these guys in the worst way.

  27. Jackpot .. advantage Packers! Gute, hang on and get what you are looking for in draft picks. Packers have no owner to “bow” to; Jets have Woody and there’s the difference. Rodgers will be a Jet and the Packers will have adequate draft picks.

  28. Green Bay has made an offer thats more than fair. If the Jets are going all in with Rodgers, then whether he plays another year is between them and him. Packers should not put themselves on the hook for a future draft pick based on what Rodgers does in 2024. The whole point of this for the Packers is to be done managing their resources based on Rodgers’ whims.

  29. swampthaaang says:
    March 28, 2023 at 6:47 pm
    Woody didn’t think about the team much when he took off to England for 4 years.

    30Rate This


    Look who worked for. Tells you all you need to know.

  30. You just can’t make this stuff up, it’s too absurd. I’ve now accepted this as the comedy it is and these articles are gold.

  31. Green Bay holds all the cards – Woody has shown his hand in desperation. He deserves to cough up multiple 1st & 2nd round picks for Rodgers and eat a majority if not ALL his guaranteed contract and cripple his franchise for the next 4-5 years.

  32. He’s telling his football people to get to work on win-now moves.
    Some organizations don’t need to tell the employees that.

  33. Just because you own a NFL team, doesn’t make you a football expert.(see Jerry Jones) You’ve hired football people. Let them do their job. Stop interfering and keep your mouth shut! I’m willing to bet that the predicament the Jets are in is your doing. You wanted Aaron Rogers.

  34. That looks like the shot over the jets HC HEAD !!! Get the jets into the playoffs and beyond or your fired!!!

  35. If I had to guess, this is all about Rodgers showing up early, off-season, and on-time. Not a lot, but at least some. He doesn’t want to. To him it’s about respect and he doesn’t feel like auditioning. He’ll show up only as contractually necessary. He’s like the “next big college star” that refuses to run or throw at the Combine. He’s the hold-up. I’d put money on it.

  36. johngaltwho says:
    March 28, 2023 at 7:36 pm
    Green Bay has made an offer thats more than fair


    We have been all wondering. What is green bays offer?

  37. Green Bay has made an offer thats more than fair
    //////////// We have been all wondering. What is green bays offer?

    Green Bay is the seller in this transaction. That means it’s on the buyer—Woody and the Jets, to do the offering and convince GB to finish the sale.

    PS–as a Packers fan, I wish Woody would get more time in the spotlight!

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