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Eric Bieniemy Agreement Finalized as Offensive Coordinator

18 February 2023, Saturday
The Washington Commanders have finalized an agreement that will make Eric Bieniemy the team's new assistant head coach as well as their offensive coordinator, sources have told. A source reported that the deal includes an upgraded title, a modified contract, and a pay raise.

On Friday, Bieniemy had conversations with the Commanders' current assistant coaches, and will speak to the rest of them on Saturday. He is anticipated to be in Washington for a press conference next week.

Bieniemy has been the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator for the past five years and was a part of two teams that won the Super Bowl, including the most recent one.

Eric Bieniemy will become the Washington Commanders' primary playcaller as they enter a crucial fourth season under head coach Ron Rivera. 

He replaces Scott Turner, who was fired Jan. 10 after three years of below-average offensive results. During Turner's tenure, Washington ranked 27th in yards per game and 28th in points per game. Last season, the Commanders were 20th in yards and 26th in points. 

Bieniemy arrives from Kansas City, where he spent two seasons as offensive coordinator but was not the primary playcaller. In Washington, he will be in full control of the offense, calling the plays. 

The Commanders have gone 22-27-1 in Ron River's first three years and won the NFC East with a 7-9 record in 2020. With the franchise up for sale, a strong season is likely necessary for the staff to continue.

Eric Bieniemy has interviewed for several head-coaching jobs over the past four offseasons but has yet to receive any offers. This year, he put himself in the running for the Indianapolis Colts' head-coaching position, but that ended up going to Shane Steichen. Before the Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes expressed his astonishment at the lack of an offer for the offensive coordinator; saying that he had done everything the right way for the team for a long time. Additionally, Tennessee had shown interest in Bieniemy, but never proceeded with interviewing him and instead gave the role of offensive coordinator to Tim Kelly.

Eric Bieniemy, who has been a great asset for the Kansas City Chiefs, and for the entire National Football League, may soon have the chance to become a head coach. This is according to the team’s head coach, Andy Reid, who spoke the day after the Chiefs’ victory in Super Bowl LVII. Reid expressed his hope that Bieniemy will be able to find an opportunity to establish himself as a head coach, and run the show.

Bieniemy’s career has seen him serve as running backs coach for Kansas City, Minnesota, and Colorado. He also had a successful ten-year career as a player in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Philadelphia Eagles.

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