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From the last Morning Jolt of the week:

The Big Worry Will Be if He Renames the Team the New York Concordes

The next ambassador to the UK could be a name quite familiar to some football fans:

Jets owner Woody Johnson has emerged as a leading contender for a key ambassadorship under Donald Trump — sources exclusively tell Page Six — with other Trump backers lining up for prestigious diplomatic posts, including former MTA chief Peter Kalikow, Duke Buchan III, Georgette Mosbacher and Wilbur Ross Jr.’s wife, Hilary Geary Ross.

Johnson is under consideration for ambassador to the UK, multiple sources say. He was vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee and hosted pricey fundraisers in the Hamptons for donors including treasury secretary pick Steven Mnuchin, Carl Icahn and Anthony Scaramucci. He’s also on Trump’s presidential inaugural committee.

Keep in mind, under Woody Johnson, it is entirely possible that the U.S. Embassy in London will sign a lot of really expensive free agent diplomatic staff who will perform well for a year and then decline in production rapidly.

In addition to owning the Jets, Johnson is the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, the co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson medical company.

As you can guess, I’m quite comfortable with this selection. Sending Woody Johnson to London may or may not be in the national interest, but it’s probably in the New York Jets’ interest.