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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Report: Jets GM candidates concerned with Woody Johnson’s potential role

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The New York Jets’ convoluted GM search continues to get more complex, this time due to issues surrounding ownership.

According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, some GM candidates have concerns about the clarity of owner Woody Johnson’s role going forward. Johnson is currently serving as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and cannot be involved in the team’s day-to-day operations, but it’s unclear whether that role could change at any point.

Johnson’s brother Christopher is currently running the team as chairman and CEO. If Woody Johnson is replaced or resigns, there is no reason he could not retake control over the team and potentially change the organization’s direction.

Right now, it’s Christopher Johnson giving the somewhat strange rationale behind the Jets initiating a GM search now. Clearly, some candidates want to know who they’ll be answering to in two or three years if they get the position.

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