4 Commanders entering make-or-break situations in 2023

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Eric Bieniemy
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Eric Bieniemy – Commanders AHC/OC

Leaving the Kansas City Chiefs was obviously a tough decision for Eric Bieniemy to make. One he felt was necessary as he looks to potentially become an NFL head coach in the coming years.

This is something many believe Bieniemy’s already earned. But despite numerous interviews, something has stopped teams from taking the plunge and giving him a promotion.

Emerging from Andy Reid’s shadow and getting full offensive control with the Washington Commanders swayed his thought process further. Bieniemy is betting on himself and he clearly believes there is enough talent on the roster to help the respected figure achieve his objective.

Of course, a scenario could emerge where things don’t go well.

Washington has questions to answer at quarterback and the offensive line also needs a substantial upgrade. This is something the Commanders will look to rectify before the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator gets to grips with his players at OTAs and training camp.

It would be a huge surprise if Bieniemy fails. He is articulate, motivated, and highly regarded in league circles, so this could provide the spark that ignites the Commanders back into postseason contention next season.

If the move doesn’t pan out, Bieniemy can kiss his chances of being a future head coach goodbye. That is how much is at stake for him in 2023.

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