Commanders Finalizing Deal To Hire Chiefs' OC Bieniemy

The Washington Commanders have reportedly agreed to terms with Chiefs' offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to be their next OC, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 

Bieniemy was responsible as the OC for Kansas City under HC Andy Reid for the last five seasons, in part of a 10-year total run on the sidelines. Due to the 53-year-old's coaching ability, he helped lead the Chiefs to their last five straight AFC championship games, and three Super Bowls appearances with two victories. 

The Commanders reportedly had their eyes on Bieniemy as a top candidate in their vacant OC search, and waited for the postseason to conclude before they met together. 

Although Bieniemy is looking to finalize the deal with Washington over the next couple of days, he has received several interviews for head coaching jobs in the NFL over the past few seasons, but was never hired. With seemingly more responsibility over the offense for the Commanders, he will now be able to show more of his abilities that may push a team to hire him as a potential HC in the future. 

Bieniemy is more than qualified for the Commanders vacant coaching position as he tallies 15 years of NFL coaching experience. He started with the Minnesota Vikings, and most notably with Kansas City over the last decade. 

The Super Bowl champion coach will now be in charge of growing the Commanders young quarterback Sam Howell, who is projected to be their starting quarterback moving forward in 2023. Howell was drafted as a fifth-rounder in 2022 and played just one game this past season. He threw for 169 yards, and one touchdown. 

Washington finished with a record of 8-8-1 last season, ranking them last in the NFC East. They hope Bieniemy can bring some of the winning culture that has aided Kansas City over the last several years, something that Scott Turner, who was the club's previous OC and was recently fired after a three-year tenure, could not help to accomplish. 

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