Jets owner Woody Johnson has passed on the duties of team chairman and CEO to his brother, Christopher Johnson, the team announced on Monday.
The anticipated move came after Woody Johnson was sworn in as US Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland on Monday.
Earlier this month, Woody Johnson was confirmed by the Senate to serve in the role.
Johnson, who helped fundraise for President Trump's election effort and donated money for his inauguration, was nominated by the President in June. Johnson said following the nomination that if confirmed, he would hand over his duties as Chairman and CEO to his brother.
"The New York Jets have been an integral part of our family since 2000, but this is a unique opportunity for Woody. His patriotism and commitment to our country have always been a passion of his," Christopher Johnson said in June. "Over the years, we have learned that ownership of the New York Jets is a special responsibility ... [I] would be honored to oversee the organization, continuing to build a team on and off the field that our fans are proud of and deserve."
Christopher Johnson accompanied his brother at the NFL owner's meeting in March, which was after Trump had first suggested that Woody Johnson could be nominated.