The owner of the New York Jets, Woody Johnson, just found something to keep himself occupied during the off-season.
The NFL owner is the great-grandson of the founder of Johnson & Johnson and serves as the chairman and CEO of the private asset management firm, The Johnson Company. And now, he can add 'Ambassador to the United Kingdom' to his impressive resume, since President Trump tapped him to serve late Thursday night.
According to Bloomberg, the U.K. ambassador position is traditionally awarded to crucial campaign supporters. Johnson has financially supported Republican campaigns for years, most recently serving as finance chairman to Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. After Bush dropped out, he jumped on the Trump train.
Johnson and Trump have known each other for years, so it was no surprise that he threw his support behind his campaign. He gave $349,000 to Trump Victory, which was dispersed between the Trump campaign, the RNC, and state Republican parties.
Trump has been hinting at tapping Johnson for the position since January, however, the president did not formally announce his choice until last night. Now Johnson must face a Senate confirmation hearing before he can officially serve as ambassador.