Takeaways from Jets owner Christopher Johnson on ‘brilliant’ Adam Gase, Sam Darnold’s future, and more

Jets owner Christopher Johnson with Jets helmet in front of himJets owner Christopher Johnson with Jets helmet in front of him
Jets owner Christopher Johnson with Jets helmet in front of him
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jets owner Christopher Johnson spoke with reporters on Wednesday, discussing the team’s Week 1 loss, the future of Adam Gase and Sam Darnold, the firing of Mike Maccagnan, and the allegations facing his brother, Woody.” data-reactid=”23″>Jets owner Christopher Johnson spoke with reporters on Wednesday, discussing the team’s Week 1 loss, the future of Adam Gase and Sam Darnold, the firing of Mike Maccagnan, and the allegations facing his brother, Woody.

Here are the takeaways…

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Johnson 

called Gase “a brilliant offensive mind” and said “He has my every confidence.” 

“I feel like he has a lot more in him as a head coach than a lot of our fans give him credit for.”

Johnson added that there is 

no make-the-playoffs-or-else edict for Gase, noting that he’ll judge his head coach on “real progress” he expects to see.

“I think we have a roster we can win with, if we stay healthy.”

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“I have so much confidence in Sam. I have every confidence he’ll turn into the quarterback we all expected him to be, shortly. I think he’s an absolutely sterling quarterback, I really do.”

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Johnson called the Week 1 showing a “mess.”

“That was not what I was hoping for. It was a bad game on all fronts. … I feel you’ll see a different team moving forward. But no question it was a mess on Sunday. I was not happy about that.”

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“Do I wish I made the change earlier? Absolutely. No question I’ve made mistakes. That was one of them.”

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“He denied it publicly. He denied it to me. I’ve spent so much time with him. I’ve never heard him utter a racist or sexist word or perform an action that is racist or sexist. I believe him.”

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