After a couple weeks of speculations and interviews, it is now confirmed that Ben Johnson will be staying as offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions.
As mentioned in the tweet by NFL insider Tom Peliserro, Johnson was in talks with the Houston Texans and the Carolina Panthers for a potential head coaching job. However, Johnson feels the Lions are ‘building something special and wants to see it through.’
And Johnson may be right in his quote. Since he took over as the Lions’ OC full-time, Detroit has accumulated as the fourth best offense in the NFL.
The offense has tallied 380 yards per game, led by quarterback Jared Goff recording over 4,400 yards passing and 29 touchdowns and running back Jamaal Williams scoring 17 touchdowns on the season (breaking Barry Sanders’s single-season record of 16).
This should worry the NFL as a whole. Once, Johnson has the offense start and continue to gel along with have wide receiver Jameson Williams getting up to full speed, this offense has a chance to be even more lethal.