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Woody Johnson, the New York Jets chairman and owner, was not affected by Sunday's historic loss to New England Patriots. Johnson expressed his "unwavering and steadfast confidence" Tuesday to Joe Douglas, general manager, and Robert Saleh.
Johnson stated that he has been with the NFL for 22 years. Johnson spoke to reporters in Manhattan at the NFL owners meeting. We will make it right. We're going to the Bengals.
Johnson was the U.S. ambassador in the United Kingdom between 2017 and 2020. He returned to the team in January shortly after Saleh, the former defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, had been hired.
They have the youngest team in the league so it was expected that there would be some growing pains. But they reached rock bottom when they lost to the Patriots 54-13 -- their worst loss since 1979. Even worse, rookie quarterback Zach Wilson injured his right knee and will be sidelined for up to four weeks.
Although it was an unusually early vote, Johnson, 74 explained why he believes in Saleh and Douglas. He was hired in June 2019.
Johnson stated, "Just talking with the leadership -- Joe and Robert, and watching how their plans are assembled." Johnson said, "How they are deep thinkers. They want to establish a culture. And they're getting all the right people in the right places.
He continued, "It's just an extremely young team with a younger quarterback." He's only 22 years old. He's seeing the world for the first-time, just like many of the quarterbacks right now, and a lot more young quarterbacks. Although it will take some time, I have great faith in Zach.
Johnson has owned the Jets for 17 seasons, which does not include his four overseas seasons. The Jets have been to the playoffs six times in Johnson's tenure. These appearances were made from 2001 through 2010. This is the longest streak of active league droughts at 10 years.