“Wistful.” That’s the word Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson — in an exclusive interview with The Post on Sunday — used to describe his emotions after his team closed out the season with a 13-6 win over the Bills at New Era Field.
This word perfectly defined Johnson’s emotions as his team finished the season with six wins in its final eight games to finish 7-9.
“I feel pretty good right now, but this is not where I want to be,’’ Johnson said after he’d just worked the Jets locker room and congratulated his players. “It’s a little wistful, because I think we could have been competing for a playoff spot if a couple of things had gone differently for us.
“Look, am I happy here? No,’’ Johnson went on. “But we turned the thing around pretty well and I’m really, really feeling good about [GM] Joe [Douglas] and [coach] Adam [Gase] this offseason. I feel like we’re in a good direction going forward, and I feel good about Joe and Adam working together this offseason. I think they’re going to hit the ground running.’’