REPORT: THIS Hot Head Coach Candidate Is Demanding $15 MILLION PER YEAR Despite No HC Experience … Who Will Bite??

For the past two seasons, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson has been looked upon as not only one of the best coordinators in football, but also the hottest head coach candidate. 

Some were surprised he returned to Detroit this past offseason when he seemingly had head coach opportunities elsewhere. 

Right or wrong, Johnson seems like a man who knows his worth.

According to a report by CBS Sports NFL report Josina Anderson, Johnson’s asking price to take on a head coaching role with team is $15 million per year. 

“I’m told personnel around the league are discussing their awareness that some Owners have been told Lions OC Ben Johnson’s asking price is at least or around $15M/year for a head coach job, per source,” Anderson reported.

For a coach without prior head coaching experience, $15 million per year is certainly considered a substantial demand.

If the report is true, there’s no denying it’s a bold, borderline arrogant, demand by Johnson. 

The upcoming head coach hiring cycle will be one of the more interesting ones in recent memory.

Besides Johnson, other potential coaches on the move include Bill Belichick and Jim Harbaugh.

With Johnson, there’s a reason why he’s one of the hottest candidates. He’s credited with growing and developing the Lions into one of the best offenses in the league the past few years.

Under his guidance, Detroit has averaged an impressive 27.3 points and 407.1 yards per game this season.

Johnson’s ability to extract the best from key players such as Jared Goff, David Montgomery, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Jahmyr Gibbs has not gone unnoticed.

His strategic approach and knack for maximizing the potential of his offense have propelled him into the spotlight as a highly sought-after coaching prospect.

Despite his lack of head coaching experience, CBS Sports insider Jonathan Jones has reported that Johnson is expected to field multiple offers, indicating that some teams are willing to meet his substantial financial demands.

Of course, there’s probably some wiggle room there.

However, Lions fans are hoping that he purposely leaked the high number because deep-down, he prefers to stay in Detroit … Perhaps that’s wishful thinking. 

What are your thoughts on Johnson?

Do you think he’s worth $15 million per year? … Is he out-of-line to demand that much?

Assuming he ultimately does get a head coach job, do you think he’ll live up to the hype???

 

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