Bucs interview Texans QB coach Jerrod Johnson for OC position

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have completed an interview with one of the hottest offensive coordinator candidates on the market.

The team announced on Tuesday that it has interviewed Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson for its offensive coordinator position. Johnson has been a sought-out candidate for the whole cycle this offseason, and a big part of that is what he’s done with Houston’s rookie quarterback.

Johnson oversaw the development of QB C.J. Stroud in Houston, and Stroud went on to put together one of the better rookie campaigns in recent memory. Under Johnson’s tutelage, Stroud threw for 23 touchdowns, five picks and 4,108 yards — despite missing two games this year.

Johnson completed his fourth year as a coach in 2023, previously spending two years with the Indianapolis Colts and then one with the Minnesota Vikings as an offensive assistant and an assistant quarterbacks coach, respectively. The move would be a big one for Tampa Bay, as it could keep the momentum of a fresh new mind offensively and it could also serve as a good lure to win over quarterback Baker Mayfield in making his choice to return to Tampa Bay.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire