A year ago, Trump took a shot at Johnson on Twitter for supporting Jeb Bush.
President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that National Football League team owner Woody Johnson was "going to St. James," indicating he would assume the plum diplomatic post of US ambassador to the United Kingdom.
The United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James used to be the formal title for the position.
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This will be the second straight weekend Goodell has been to Atlanta as he was there for the Falcons-Seahawks game last Saturday. Asked on 98.5 The Sports Hub about Goodell attending the game, team president Jonathan Kraft also chose his words carefully.
The pick falls in line with several of Trump's Cabinet selections-and Trump himself-in that Johnson has no real experience relating to the new government role for which he has been chosen.
The Jets' owner since 2000, Johnson won't be required to sell the team even though he will live in England. Trump tweeted at the time.
He went on to become a major fundraiser in the last month's of Mr Trump's presidential campaign, and was appointed finance chair of his inaugural committee in November.
With an National Football League owner in the Court of St James, can a new team in London be far behind?