Jets CEO: Really Exciting Time in History of Jets
Thrilled with the acquisition of the No. 3 overall selection in the Jets’ St. Patrick’s Day trade with the Colts, Jets CEO Christopher Johnson is certain big things are on the horizon.
“I’m 100% sure, having talked with Mike [Maccagnan] and with Brian Heimerdinger and the coaches, that we’re going to do something special with that pick,” he said.
Believing his team took great strides in free agency, Johnson is embracing the Green & White’s situation with the third pick in its hands.
“We’ll know a little bit more as we get past the draft and I don’t think we’re going to know for sure until we’ve had a few games under our belt,” he said. “Speaking as a fan, which I am first, I think that this is a really exciting time in the history of the Jets.”
Plan B Is Brilliant
Johnson said the talk of moving up started at the end of the season, but the Jets kicked into overdrive when it became apparent that their Plan A (Kirk Cousins) intended to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.
“We moved very quickly to Plan B and it’s a shame to call it Plan B because it’s shaping up to be pretty magnificent,” he said. “I’m really excited about it and we did so swiftly. It doesn’t hurt at all that we have an awful lot of money — that we would have been sending out to one player — back with us. We can spread that out to other players over the next few years.”
While expressing optimism about the Jets’ offseason to date, Johnson reiterated that there would be no playoff mandate for general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles.
“It can’t happen fast enough. I’ve…