Well, that certainly didn’t take long. According to a Tuesday morning report by Nick Underhill of The Advocate, the New Orleans Saints are bringing back Curtis Johnson.
The Saints are bringing back Curtis Johnson, per source— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) January 31, 2017
While it would be safe to assume that Johnson would be returning as the team’s wide receivers coach, it’s certainly a quick move for the Saints. Johnson previously served in the same capacity from 2006-2011 before leaving the team to become Tulane’s head coach. Unfortunately, Johnson didn't have the type of success that was desired in his several seasons with the Green Wave, but would make a comeback with the Bears in 2016.
The spot became open after John Morton left for the Jets to become their offensive coordinator. Johnson was a clear fan favorite for the opening, and was just at the Senior Bowl with Chicago’s staff. However, Johnson informed John Fox of his intention to not return to the Bears.
The New Orleans native should be able to pick up right where Morton left off with a lethal wide receiver corps of Brandin Cooks, Michael Thomas, and Willie Snead.