Woody Johnson thanks brother Christopher Johnson in first comments since returning to Jets

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Woody Johnson/Christopher Johnson
Woody Johnson/Christopher Johnson

Woody Johnson is no longer serving the United States as the ambassador to the United Kingdom, and is ready to get back to his role as principal owner of the Jets. In coming back, though, he'd be remiss if he didn't thank his brother, Christopher, for holding it down while he was away.

Posting on Twitter Monday, Johnson did just that, thanking his brother for helping set the Jets up for "future success."

Christopher Johnson has been through ups and downs since his older brother took his post in the United Kingdom. He went from Todd Bowles to Adam Gase to now Robert Saleh as head coach. The on-field product has seen its fair share of the rollercoaster as well, but hope is on the horizon with this latest hire and the ensuing offseason that could generate some positive buzz at One Jets Drive.

Christopher broke down what the structure will be when his brother officially is in his principal owner role once again.

"Interestingly perhaps, he's on a plane right now coming back to the States," Christopher Johnson said during Saleh's introductory news conference. "I think he lands in another few hours. When he is officially principal owner -- we aren't exactly sure that something has to run through the league -- he will be assuming his duties essentially as principal owner quite soon. He will be chairman, I'm going to be vice chairman. I'm going to be doing an awful lot doing the day-to-day stuff. All of the final decisions will be his.

"I loved being in this building in the last four years essentially and I'm looking forward to continuing my involvement here. There's going to be a fair amount of continuity here. My brother and I work really well together. We enjoy each other's company. We agree on most things and when we disagree, we find a good place to settle on. I'm really looking forward to working with him."

Looking at his announcement, Woody Johnson shares the same sentiments as his brother and is ready to continue the positive trend set forth these last few weeks.