Now, he's saying it wasn't his idea, that the trade was 'forced' on him, he told a candidate for the Jets GM job, former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist.
Sundquist's interview with Johnson and team president Neil Glat was 9 days ago. He told told ESPNNewYork.com that Johnson eventually "jumped on board" with the idea. Head coach Rex Ryan reportedly had no interest in bringing him in, so basically the blame Woody is laying on would be to former GM Mike Tannenbaum, who he fired recently. How convenient.
"They realized it was divisive and hard on the locker room, and they wanted an exit strategy," Sundquist said.
Johnson's alleged comments to Sundquist don't hold much weight.
The owner is a businessman first and foremost. Ask any team owner and they'll go on and on about their committment to winning, blah, blah, blah, but the bottom line is and always will be about making money. Sure, winning is important; it fills the seats and sells jerseys; in other words, it makes money. Johnson saw an opportunity to bring in the popular Tebow and dollar signs danced around his head. He didn't think about the possibility of Tebow being absolutely useless and becoming a distraction. Now it's obviously time to cut their losses.
The Jets will be looking to part ways with Tebow very soon. Where he'll end up is anyone's guess. They may have just ruined this guy's NFL career.