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Jets CEO Christopher Johnson calls selection of Sam Darnold a turning point for franchise

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Jets CEO Christopher Johnson was available to the media today. Here are some of the highlights from his comments.

The last tweet there really speaks to me. If you follow sports (not just the NFL), you know the great franchises tend to have a few defining moments. It is tough to become great without taking some calculated gambles along the way. When people analyze these things, sometimes risky is used as a synonym for bad.

Risky doesn’t mean bad, though. It means risky. It could turn out bad, but it could also turn out really good.

We will not know for years with 100% certainty whether the risk the Jets took in trading up will pay off. I think it is fair to say that most of the analysis right now is very positive. The team knew it was taking a calculated risk by being aggressive, but this move ultimately put the Jets in the driver’s seat of the Draft and brought them Sam Darnold.