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By: Billy Riccette
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is understandably frustrated that his team is once again sitting on the sidelines during the NFL playoffs and one has to wonder if his patience is wearing thin with the current regime.
Whether he is or not, Johnson is at least saying the right things in showing his support as best he can for Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas.
Johnson wouldn’t come out and say the playoffs are a must in 2023. “No, I don’t do mandates,” Johnson told reporters Thursday. “Mandates don’t work.”
Woody Johnson on if there’s a playoff mandate for Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas: “No I don’t do mandates … mandates don’t work.” #Jets
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) January 12, 2023
Johnson did add that he believes the Jets are “loaded” and that they are “ready to make a run.”
“I want to win,” Johnson said.
#Jets owner Woody Johnson says there is no playoff mandate for Robert Saleh & Joe Douglas next year. Doesn’t believe mandates work. But Johnson said he believes the team is “loaded” and ready to make a run. “I want to win.”
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) January 12, 2023
That road to winning could include a veteran quarterback, as Johnson said he is “absolutely” open to the team going after a veteran quarterback. He said good quarterback play is the “missing piece” on the team, though he did note he does see talent in Zach Wilson.
At least from what he’s saying in public, Saleh and Douglas don’t seem to have much pressure on them in 2023. So he says.
Originally posted on Jets Wire