The Commanders-Ben Johnson drama is on and in the latest development, Johnson was turned off by the Commanders calling them “basketball guys” who are perhaps too confident in their football opinions.
In turn, the same report stated that Ben Johnson didn’t perform well during the interview.
Along with managing partner Josh Harris, the Commanders’ relatively new ownership includes NBA Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson, who in addition to winning five titles with the Lakers during his playing days has won MLB, WNBA and MLS titles as an owner.
Washington has continued its quest to fill its vacant offensive coordinator post. The Commanders did fill their head coaching vacancy with the hiring of former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator and Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn.
Johnson, meanwhile, will return to Detroit, where he enjoyed considerable success this past season. The Lions were among the NFL’s best team in several offensive categories and had scored 24 points against the 49ers in the first half of the NFC championship game. Unfortunately for Johnson and Co., the Lions scored just seven points the second half and were on the short end of a 34-31 final score.
Better luck next time, Ben Johnson!