It's fairly obvious Mara & Co. have relished the unveiling of the Jets' dysfunction these past few months. Relations always have been chilly between the two crosstown rivals, and Rex Ryan's braggadocious nature clearly served as an accelerant.
Some teams are happy getting to Conference Championship games, but #ImReallyGoodAt winning them! 5-0 all time! #ALLIN- New York Giants (@giants) January 22, 2012
While not fending off thinly veiled potshots from a fellow rich guy, Johnson discussed why the Jets traded for Tebow, shooting down the notion that Gang Green put publicity over team chemistry.
"Let me be really clear about this: We work for the fans, and the fans want us to win games," Johnson said, according to ESPN. "So all of the decisions we make regarding the team are just for football. It's hard to predict other things. If you get confused in term of what your mission is, you're not going to accomplish your mission. And our mission is to win games pure and simple. We think that Tim Tebow has been a winner all his life."
Well, most of it anyway. Johnson said he's not concerned that Tebow's arrival will negatively affect Mark Sanchez.
"I'm really not," Johnson said. "They know each other. Being an NFL quarterback is one of the hardest jobs you can have from a pressure standpoint, from an athletic standpoint, etc. Pressure is something that Mark has no problem with, and neither does Tim Tebow from what I gather."