Buffalo’s offensive staff saw a change on the front line. The Bills hired Bobby Johnson as their new offensive line coach on Tuesday.
If Johnson’s name sounds familiar to Bills fans, there’s a good reason. Johnson began his NFL coaching career with the Bills in 2010 as assistant offensive line coach under renowned line coach Joe D’Alessandris.
Johnson, 46, spent two seasons with the Bills (2010-2011) before getting a tight ends coaching job with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This past season, Johnson served as the assistant offensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts under two-time Super Bowl champion line coach Dave DeGuglielmo on Frank Reich’s staff.
The Colts offensive line ranked first in the league in sack percentage, allowing a league-low 18 sacks as Andrew Luck was taken down on less than three percent of his drop backs (2.86%). That consistent protection was instrumental in also making Indianapolis the number one ranked conversion team on third down at 48.6%.
Johnson also spent time on the coaching staffs of the Detroit Lions (2013-2014) and Oakland Raiders (2015-2017).
He replaces Juan Castillo as Bills offensive line coach.