Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson staying with Detroit

There was quite a bit of buzz going into this offseason about one of the best offensive minds in the league in Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator Ben Johnson being available for head coaching duties. Today he may have squashed the dreams of multiple teams as he informed NFL clubs he will be sticking around in Detroit to run it back for the 2024 season.

Johnson has been one of the big reasons for an offensive revive in Detroit and has helped revive a somewhat stalled career of quarterback Jared Goff. Detroit was the third best scoring offense in the league and pushed themselves all the way to the NFC Championship game where they hung 31 points on one of the league’s best defenses in a losing effort.

With a bright future ahead of him and free Detroit pizzas for life, Johnson is going to remain one of the best in the business for the foreseeable future. With a championship ring just within reach for the Lions and company, Ben Johnson could be the thing that keeps them stable enough to be in the big game next year. Either way Johnson should end up as a head coach eventually, and will continue to build upon his impressive coaching resume.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire