Ownership situation not a big deal Dan Leberfeld
Jets owner Woody Johnson has been nominated to be the United States Ambassador to Great Britain.
If he does indeed land the position, his brother Christopher Johnson would take over as the head of the Jets’ organization.
This really isn’t a earth-shattering move.
Christopher Johnson will not become the new Jets’ owner. Christopher has been one of the Jets’ owners as long as Woody. On January 18, 2000, Woody, Christopher and their mother Betty purchased the Jets for $635 million.
Christopher and Betty have always been part of the ownership group; it’s just that Woody was the front man.
So if Woody gets the ambassadorship, Christopher will become the the front man, the de facto owner, representing the Jets with the media, at league meetings and so forth.
But don’t call him the “new Jets owner.”
He’s been a Jets owner as long as Woody.
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