Report: Commanders adding Brian Johnson to coaching staff

The Washington Commanders are hiring former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson to a yet-to-be determined position on offense, ESPN reported Thursday.

The Commanders named former Arizona Cardinals head coach and Southern California senior offensive analyst Kliff Kingsbury as their offensive coordinator earlier this week.

Washington likely will select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and Caleb Williams of the Trojans could be that choice.

The Eagles parted ways with Johnson last month. Johnson, 36, was in his first year as offensive coordinator, replacing Shane Steichen, who was hired one year ago as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Johnson previously served as quarterbacks coach and was credited in the run-up to Super Bowl LVII for aiding Jalen Hurts’ rapid growth.

But Hurts took a step back in 2023 and the offense hit significant speed bumps after a 10-1 start to the regular season.