Where could former Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy end up next after his expected departure from the franchise?
Eric Bieniemy's time with the Washington Commanders failed to reap the rewards expected. The offense looked disjointed. There were reports of friction between the coach and his players. When Ron Rivera was fired, it didn't take a genius to figure out he'd also be on his way out.
New head coach Dan Quinn confirmed Bieniemy wouldn't be part of his plans moving forward. The Commanders hired Kliff Kingsbury to be their new offensive coordinator. Something that came with instant speculation surrounding a potential move up to No. 1 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft for Caleb Williams.
This will be of no interest to Bieniemy. The respected figure must now take stock of his predicament. No head coaching interest arrived and offensive coordinator vacancies have been filled. Options appear limited right now, but smart teams are always willing to make room for someone with his credentials.
With this in mind, here are three potential landing spots for Bieniemy after his inevitable Commanders' exit.
Eric Bieniemy could join the Steelers
Mike Tomlin loves surrounding himself with experienced coaches who are a little down on their luck for one reason or another. Eric Bieniemy's availability might not go unnoticed, although they recently filled their offensive coordinator position with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith.
Could Tomlin look to bring in Bieniemy as an assistant head coach? It might reap some rewards, especially if the Steelers end up selecting another quarterback to compete with Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph.
Bieniemy's work with Patrick Mahomes came in for significant praise. Sam Howell also spoke highly of his ability to nurture his talent. His old-school, tough-love approach to coaching is something that would likely mesh well with Tomlin all things considered.