The Detroit Lions, who lost in heartbreaking fashion during Sunday’s NFC Championship game have taken a leap as true contenders moving forward in the NFL. Under Head Coach Dan Campbell, the Lions have rebranded themselves as a team that will do whatever it takes to win, even if its unconventional.
A lot of that had to do with Offensive Coordinator Ben Johnson and the offensive scheme he and quarterback Jared Goff have ran this season. Detroit had one of the most efficient offenses this season, putting up the fifth most points in the NFL averaging 27.4 per game.
OC Ben Johnson Reveals He Will Stay with Detroit Lions for 2024-25 Season
Ben Johnson has informed other teams that he will remain in Detroit for next season. The 37-year-old offensive mind has helped take the Lions to the top of the NFL and wants to have at least one more shot of hoisting a Lombardi trophy in Detroit.
Johnson Had Multiple Head Coaching Opportunities This Off-Season
Johnson is still only 37 and will be a hot head coaching candidate again next year. But first, he wants to take another shot at bringing a Lombardi Trophy to Detroit. pic.twitter.com/lPg2Po33sx
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 30, 2024
Ben Johnson had multiple head coaching offers in the off-season. Including teams such as the Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks, but has decided to run it back as the OC in Detroit after losing this year’s NFC Championship. Johnson will most likely be a hot target for head coaching positions the following season, but will be running the offense in Detroit next year.
Detroit Lions Offense Put Up 31 Points in NFC Championship Game
While the Lions were not able to pull out the victory on Sunday to advance to this year’s Super Bowl, the offense kept them in the game and put up 31 points. Detroit had the lead for majority of the game and went into the halftime locker room up 24-7, but were not able to put together complete drives in the second half. Which helped the San Francsico 49ers climb back in and take the win.
Despite the loss, keeping Johnson for next season is massive news considering the success Detroit had on offense this year and the opportunities he had for a promotion. The Lions will head into next season as a favorite to win the NFC North and one of the best offenses in the NFL under Johnson as Offensive Coordinator.