If I am the owner, nothing is forced on me. You can be convinced or persuaded, but if you really didn’t want something to happen you wouldn’t allow it.
So, this excuse by Jets owner Woody Johnson on the Tebow fiasco, seems more like deflecting blame than the actual truth.
Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, who interviewed for the job nine days ago, said Johnson told him it wasn’t his idea. According to Sundquist, Johnson said the trade was “forced” on them — meaning him and team president Neil Glat, who also participated in the interview. That makes it sound like Johnson was blaming former GM Mike Tannenbaum for the Tebow debacle; in a sense, Johnson did exactly that, firing Tannenbaum. Johnson also said, according to Sundquist, that he eventually “jumped on board” with the idea, deferring to his football people.