Report: Steelers’ OC Candidate Jerrod Johnson Has Second Interview Scheduled With Saints - world News Update

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The Pittsburgh Steelers recently interviewed Jerrod Johnson for nan team’s vacant violative coordinator occupation and it appears arsenic though nan erstwhile NFL backmost and Texas A&M merchandise is successful precocious request this offseason.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media connected Saturday, Johnson now has a 2nd question and reply pinch nan New Orleans Saints for their vacant violative coordinator occupation group for today. Johnson is presently nan quarterbacks coach of nan Houston Texans. He’s had aggregate violative coordinator interviews this offseason, according to Rapoport.

#Texans QBs coach Jerrod Johnson has a second, successful personification question and reply pinch nan #Saints for their OC occupation today, sources say.

Just 35, nan erstwhile CFL starter and NFL backup was cardinal successful CJ Stroud’s improvement this season, on pinch OC Bobby Slowik. He’s had aggregate OC interviews.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 27, 2024

Johnson joined nan Texans arsenic nan team’s quarterbacks coach successful 2023 aft 1 play pinch nan Minnesota Vikings arsenic their adjunct quarterbacks coach. In 2022, Johnson helped coach a Vikings squad that vanished nan play pinch a 13-4 grounds and won nan NFC North by 4 games. Johnson guided QB Kirk Cousins to nan fourth-most passing yards (4,547), fourth-most completions (424) and fifth-most passing touchdowns (29) successful nan NFL. Cousins became nan 5th subordinate successful NFL history and nan first successful franchise history to complete 8 consecutive seasons pinch astatine slightest 25 passing touchdowns.

In 2023, Johnson helped coach a Texans squad that vanished nan play pinch a 10-7 grounds and won nan AFC South Johnson guided rookie QB C.J. Stroud done a play that included nan Ohio State merchandise throwing for 4108 yards and 23 touchdowns pinch conscionable 5 interceptions. Stroud is nan odds-on favourite to triumph nan yearly NFL Offensive Rookie of nan Year grant a fewer weeks from now.

Johnson’s NFL playing profession began aft going undrafted successful 2011. His NFL stops included clip pinch nan Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Raverns, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, and nan Steelers. He besides spent clip pinch nan Montreal Alouettes of nan CFL and nan Sacramento Mountain Lions of nan UFL, wherever he was nan No. 1 wide action of nan 2011 UFL Draft.

The Steelers officially announced connected Friday that they had interviewed Johnson for their vacant violative coordinator job. As of Friday night, he was conscionable nan 2nd personification nan squad had acknowledged interviewing for nan occupation pinch nan first being Thomas Brown, who was nan violative coordinator for nan Carolina Panthers past season.