One of the NFL’s most sought-after coaching candidates has reportedly decided to stay with his current team.

Ben Johnson, the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, has informed the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders that he will remain with the Lions for the 2024 season, as reported on Tuesday morning by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

At 37 years old, Johnson has emerged as a highly coveted figure in the active coaching carousel this offseason. The Lions have demonstrated impressive offensive performance, ranking in the top five in both scoring and total offense over the last two seasons. This achievement marks the first time the team has accomplished such a feat in consecutive years since 1950 to ’54.

Following a challenging loss in the NFC Championship, where the Lions led the San Francisco 49ers 24–7 at halftime but ultimately fell 34–31, the team is aiming to bounce back.

Ben Johnson has been associated with the Detroit Lions for five seasons, serving in various roles such as offensive quality control coach, tight ends coach, and passing game coordinator. A native of Charleston, S.C., and a product of North Carolina, Johnson has also worked with Boston College and the Miami Dolphins during his career.

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