Report: Detroit Lions give Ben Johnson large raise to return for 2023 season

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson was arguably the hottest name out there when it came to potential NFL head-coaching candidates until he made a huge decision. According to reports, Johnson has told NFL teams considering him as their next coach that he has decided to remain with the Lions for the 2023 season.

Detroit Lions give Ben Johnson large raise to return for 2023 season

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When the news broke that Johnson was turning down potential head-coaching gigs to stay with the Lions, many pointed to the culture in the franchise as the top reason why he wants to stick around. Well, that may be the case, but according to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Lions also gave him some additional incentives to stay in the Motor City.

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According to Rapoport, the Lions are giving Johnson an “enhanced contract that features a large raise.”

There are no reports out that reveal exactly how much of a raise the Lions are giving Johnson, but you can bet it is substantial.

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