5 potential replacements for Matt LaFleur in 2024

Could the Packers look to move on from Matt LaFleur next offseason?
Detroit Lions, Ben Johnson
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5. Ben Johnson, Offensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions

Arguably the best name available in the head coaching circle next year is one the Packers should be familiar with. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson took over the job last season under Dan Campbell and went on to lead the Lions to the NFL's no. 4 overall offense in terms of yards per game.

This season, Detroit is once again sitting at fourth in yards per game and checks in as the league's eight-highest scoring team. Jared Goff was once an afterthought, but Johnson has helped him resurrect his career. That Matthew Stafford trade was supposed to land the Lions their future franchise quarterback, only by way of one of the first-round picks they netted from the deal.

Instead, Goff looks like the current and long-term solution in Detroit. He's played some of the best football of his career and has this Lions offense looking like one of the most entertaining units in the league (short of the recent Week 7 flop, of course).

The Packers may or may not have a franchise quarterback in Love, but Johnson would likely be the one to make that final decision on whether or not he could be the guy. Johnson is going to have a line of interested teams once Black Monday rolls around, and the Packers would have to act swiftly.