4 ways Eric Bieniemy can improve the Commanders offense in 2023

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Commanders must improve TE influence

If there is one area where Eric Bieniemy must develop aside from the offensive line, it’s through improved tight-end production. Something that was the catalyst behind the Kansas City Chiefs’ memorable Super Bowl triumph thanks to the exceptional performance levels of Travis Kelce.

While players with Kelce’s prowess are hard to find, to put it mildly, there’s nothing to suggest Bieniemy cannot enhance the current options available to the Washington Commanders. There is also the prospect of another signing or two at the position through free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft.

Logan Thomas could be a player that benefits more than most from Bieniemy’s decision to join the ranks. However, he could also be a release candidate if the right upgrades are acquired this offseason.

Whichever way it goes, expect Bieniemy to significantly improve the passing game at the tight end spot. Something that will also provide quarterback Sam Howell with a useful asset both across the middle over short-to-intermediate routes and in the red zone.

Bieniemy will give the likes of Thomas, John Bates, and Cole Turner an opportunity to prove themselves. If they cannot reach the required level, then the Commanders and their new offensive guru will find someone who can.

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