With some time since Anthony Lynn’s official dismissal, here are five fresh candidates to be the next Detroit Lions offensive coordinator.
With Anthony Lynn gone after just one season, the Detroit Lions are looking for a new offensive coordinator. Head coach Dan Campbell ramped up the search last week at the Senior Bowl, with a few interviews lined up.
Who those interviews were with, or where the search goes now, is unclear. Tight ends coach Ben Johnson, who became de facto passing game coordinator late this past season, got an audition for the job as offensive coordinator of the American team the Lions’ coaching staff helmed down in Mobile.
As new head coaching hires have been made around the league, some candidates from earlier lists to replace Lynn in Detroit are gone. So it’s time to refresh things, as the Lions hone in on who will be their new offensive coordinator. One candidate who gained an odd bit of traction recently can be safely eliminated.
So, here in the first full week of February, here are five candidates to be the Detroit Lions new offensive coordinator.
5 candidates to be Detroit Lions new offensive coordinator
5. Greg Olson
Olson spent the last four seasons as the Raiders offensive coordinator, with stints as offensive coordinator for the Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams and Lions going back to 2004. He als had stints as a quarterbacks coach (Bears, Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams) over that going back to 2003.
Olson is now available, as Josh McDaniels takes over as the Raiders new head coach. He should land a job somewhere, and Detroit could be the spot.