Lions Could Lose Important Member of Coaching Staff After Tremendous 2022 Season

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Detroit Lions could lose an important member of their coaching staff after a tremendous 2022 season.
The Detroit Lions could lose an important member of their coaching staff after a tremendous 2022 season. / AP Photos/Craig Lassig
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While the Detroit Lions fell just short of their first playoff appearance in six years, the 2022 regular season was wildly successful for a franchise ready to end their lengthy rebuild. Unfortunately, other teams around the league have taken note of their success.

In fact, the Lions are in danger of losing a key member of their coaching staff.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Houston Texans are interviewing Lions' offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for their open head coaching role on Thursday. Johnson is a hot commodity, landing interviews with the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers as well.

This is the reality of NFL coaching. There's a constant merry-go-round of top coordinators leaving for open head coaching vacancies each and every year.

The Lions will miss Johnson's impact should he go elsewhere. Johnson took over as OC during the 2022 season and guided Detroit to an offense that ranked 5th in scoring and 3rd in total yards. Detroit finished 25th in scoring and 22nd in yards gained before his promotion from tight ends coach in 2021.

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