Report: Commanders have ‘high hopes’ Eric Bieniemy will become OC

(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Eric Bieniemy
(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Eric Bieniemy /

A recent report suggests the Washington Commanders have ‘high hopes’ that Eric Bieniemy will agree to become their next offensive coordinator in 2023.

Eric Bieniemy is in the midst of discussions with influential figures within the Washington Commanders about becoming their new offensive coordinator. Something that would represent a significant coup for a franchise that’s in desperate need of fresh ideas next season.

Bieniemy is coming off another Super Bowl triumph with the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet for some unbeknown reason, the respected coordinator continues to be overlooked by teams around the league for head coaching jobs.

This could work to Washington’s advantage during their conversations with Bieniemy. It’s a chance to emerge from Andy Reid’s shadow and gain full control of an offensive scheme, which is something he hasn’t had in Kansas City despite becoming more influential over time.

Commanders have high hopes Eric Bieniemy will become OC

According to Jordan Schultz of, the Commanders hold out high hopes that they have enough to convince Bieniemy. This all started with lunch last night before lengthy talks today.

"“My understanding: Ron Rivera/Commanders have high hopes that Eric Bieniemy is their guy. League source told me they’d have dinner Wednesday and then get EB in the facility today (Thursday). Highlighted his ability to cultivate relationships with players (eg Patrick Mahomes) as invaluable.”"

While it might be a tough sell from the outside looking in, the Chiefs are clearly bracing themselves for Bieniemy’s departure. And many within the national media suggest this could be the only way the coordinator gets the promotion he so richly deserves.

The financial firepower aside, Washington looks like a good fit for Bieniemy. They have an abundance of weapons at the skill positions and a young quarterback in Sam Howell that would excel under his guidance.

Providing the Commanders solidify their offensive line and perhaps get a veteran quarterback into the mix if Howell cannot make strides, it would be all systems go with Bieniemy leading the charge. Even if it might be a short-term arrangement if everything goes according to plan.

This would be a shrewd piece of business by head coach Ron Rivera and general manager Martin Mayhew. Both could be under increasing pressure in 2023 if a new owner comes into the fold and gives Dan Snyder the going rate, so having Bieniemy enhanced the duo’s chances of hitting the ground running next time around and reaching the postseason.

And if all else fails, this could be the spot where Bieniemy finally becomes an NFL head coach.

We are in the endgame now. And the white smoke should be appearing from Ashburn any time within the next 24-48 hours.

If it’s Bieniemy, then expectations will rise and excitement is sure to build among the fanbase. If Schultz’s report is accurate, then all signs point to the start of what will hopefully become a successful working relationship.

After Scott Turner failed to make even a sufficient impact thanks in no small part to the Carson Wentz trade, this is an appointment the Commanders must nail. If the team’s lengthy search leads them to Bieniemy, their patience will have paid off in spades.

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