“I don’t want to use the word patient,” he said. “I’m not patient for progress. We want to have progress. If we select the right guys and have progress with those guys, then I’ll be happy.”
Looking back on last season, Johnson was clearly disappointed in the record but understood what might have been the underlying factor in the regression from a 10-6 season in 2015.
“I think it’s a point-counterpoint to the previous year [in 2015], where maybe we overachieved,” he said. “This is a good time. It’s a good point to kind of re-center the organization.”
Johnson also expressed support for Bowles and Mike Maccagnan, who enter their third season together as the Jets’ coach and general manager.
“I am confident in them,” Johnson said. “I think they’re the right team to do what I want to do now, which is get younger, faster and get our players from the start and not rely so much on free agency. Really build the team differently, build it through the young guys, through the draft.”
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