6 potential head coaching jobs for Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson in 2025

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson will leave for a head coaching job eventually, and these jobs could be in play for him in 2025.

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6. New York Giants

The Giants had quite a fall from Year 1 to Year 2 under Brian Daboll, from 9-7-1 and a playoff win to 6-11. There have been reports of tension with now-former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, and broader indications that Daboll is hard to work for due to his volatile nature. He is on a warming seat looking toward next season no matter what, and the specter of Bill Belichick replacing him in 2025 sort of lingers over the situation now. Another double-digit loss season could bring his dismissal.

Johnson stands to land on at least a preliminary list of candidates for any head coaching opening that comes after next season. Diaboll is trending toward being gone, barring a shockingly good season along the lines of his first season. How much the Giants' job will be appealing if it's open, to Johnson or anyone else, will be the big question.

5. Chicago Bears

The Bears played pretty well late this season, so Matt Eberflus survived whatever speculation there was about his future as the head coach. The coaching staff around him has changed a lot though, and if that reshuffling doesn't bring better results next season eyes will be on Eberflus' job status again.

Since he's likely to have multiple options, and maybe some better ones, it feels somewhat unlikely that Johnson would leave the Lions to take a head coaching job with one of their division rivals. But the Bears are a team on the rise, and the job would appealing in that sense alone.

Maybe Johnson, with whoever they choose to be their long-term quarterback this offseason, can be the coach that take them over the hump.