Christopher Johnson, the Jets' acting owner as his brother Woody Johnson serves as Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Donald Trump, says the team isn't tanking.
"It couldn't be further from the truth," Johnson told reporters on Wednesday. "I want to win every game. Every player in that locker room wants to win. What you're seeing, I think, are growing pains. These are young guys. There are some older guys on the team. Some of them, they're doing an extraordinary job. But I think you're going to see this team get better and better and better. That's what I'm looking for. And we are definitely not tanking."
The Jets, who have started the season 0-2 and are expected to have one ot the worst records in the NFL this season, trimmed the roster of the majority of their veterans during the offseason.
Johnson also said he hasn't been speaking to his brother regarding football matters.
"Over the years, he always bounced things off of me and it would be great if I could do that with him," he said. "He really has a full-time job over there. We are not discussing football. He's out of it."
"I'm in touch with him constantly, but none of it is about football," Johnson concluded. "He heard from somebody that I was doing a good job."