3 Detroit Lions players who benefit most from shocking Ben Johnson decision

After Ben Johnson's decision to stay on as Detroit Lions offensive coordinator again, these three players will benefit the most.
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3. RB Jahmyr Gibbs

With what Gibbs did during his rookie season, over 1,200 yards from scrimmage and 11 total touchdowns during the regular season followed by another 238 scrimmage yards and three rushing scores in the playoffs, it's hard to remember how he was eased into action early.

In the first four games of the season, the only time Gibbs topped a 50 percent snap share was the one David Montgomery missed (Week 3). Then he missed two games with a hamstring injury.

From there, Week 7-18 (11 games), Gibbs had over 1,000 yards of total offense with all 11 of his regular season scores (10 rushing, one receiving). He had at least a 56 percent snap share in every game through Week 17.

But overall, there's definitely room for Gibbs to do more. His snap shares were a little lower in the playoffs, perhaps owing to being a rookie and playing more games in a season than he ever had (not to mention a fumble in the NFC Championship Game). Over the last six regular season games he had more than four targets just once, but that rebounded with 14 targets in the three playoff games.

Gibbs clearly developed as a runner over the course of his rookie season, as expected, with his mix if speed and surprising power on display. He's a unique weapon in the passing game, and there's room to use him differently in that area (lined up more in the slot or out wide?).

Give Johnson an offseason to pour over tape of the Lions' offense, and he'll find other ways he can try to use players. Gibbs stands to benefit from that in his second season.