Colts complete head coach interview with Ben Johnson

The Indianapolis Colts completed their interview with Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for their head coach vacancy, the team announced Friday.

With Johnson’s interview now under wraps, the Colts have now conducted five interviews for their head coach vacancies. Before Johnson, the Colts interviewed special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone (Jan. 11), Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (Jan. 12), Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero (Jan. 12) and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris (Jan. 13).

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Johnson, 36, is one of the younger candidates interviewing around the league. He’s held several roles as an assistant, working with tight ends and wide receivers. He’s had plenty of experience working with Dan Campbell both with the Miami Dolphins (2012-2015) and the Detroit Lions (2021-present).

The Lions had arguably a top-five offense throughout the 2022 season under Johnson, who helped lead one of the most explosive units in the entire NFL.

It isn’t clear if the Colts will want another inexperienced head coach to take over after the disaster that was Jeff Saturday, but Johnson has a lot of potential considering what he’s shown with the Lions.

The head coaching search will be led by general manager Chris Ballard, but the decision ultimately resides with owner Jim Irsay.

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