Washington Commanders to Interview Quarterbacks Coach for OC

The Washington Commanders will consider an internal solution for their offensive coordinator vacancy. According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the team will interview their current quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese. Zampese has been an NFL coach since 1998. He first rose to prominence with the Cincinnati Bengals, first as their quarterbacks coach from 2003 to 2015, then as their offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2017. He oversaw the development of quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton but stumbled as a play caller, leading the team to 24th and 26th finishes in points scored over his two years as a coordinator.

Zampese has yet to earn another chance at coordinating an offense since those disappointing years with the Bengals, serving as quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and most recently with the Washington Commanders from 2020 to 2022. He hasn't been a part of an above-average offense since 2015 when the Bengals ranked seventh in points scored.

Zampese would be an underwhelming hire for the Commanders, but there may be no easy answers for an offense that has ranked in the bottom 10 for points scored for five consecutive years. Until the Commanders find a quarterback, their offensive coordinator will only be able to do so much.
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