NFL 'sold' on Ben Johnson becoming Commanders HC
Today is a big occasion. The Washington Commanders will send their star-studded hiring committee to meet with Ben Johnson for his long-awaited second interview. If everything goes well, the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator could be officially confirmed as the team's next head coach.
Several suitors pulled out of the running in quick succession last week. This led to speculation that Johsnon's representatives might have informed them of his intent to go elsewhere. Nothing is set in stone, but it would be a bombshell of epic proportions if the play-caller didn't take over in Washington.
This was a sentiment echoed by Peter King of NBC Sports. The respected columnist revealed via Sports Illustrated there is a growing belief around the league that Johnson to the Commanders is a done deal. Something that would give Josh Harris the hottest head coach and general manager in the same offseason.
"The coaching/coaching-agent industry is sold that Detroit offensive coordinator Ben Johnson will get the Commanders' job. Along with drafting a quarterback at No. 2 overall (or somewhere if new GM Adam Peters trades out of two), Washington owner Josh Harris seems likely to bury the Dan Snyder Era once and for all."- Peter King via Sports Illustrated
There is a nervous sense of anticipation among the fans. Mike Macdonald, Anthony Weaver, Aaron Glenn, Dan Quinn, Bobby Slowik, and Eric Bieniemy are still reportedly in the running. But all signs point to Johnson right now.