Bold predictions for the Washington Commanders as they get set to embark on their first NFL regular season under Josh Harris' ownership group in 2023?
After one of the most eventful offseasons in franchise history, the Washington Commanders finally get their campaign underway next Sunday with a home encounter against the Arizona Cardinals. And for the first time in a decade, there is a legitimate sell-out at Fed Ex Field as fans return in their thousands with Dan Snyder no longer around.
Josh Harris' ownership group has immediately made their presence felt, improving the fan experience at training camp, pumping $40 million into stadium renovations, and being more present than Snyder ever was. But there's no doubting the pressure on head coach Ron Rivera to finally start demonstrating on-field growth after an underwhelming three years at the helm.
It promises to be a fascinating few months for everyone involved. On this topic, here are nine bold predictions for the Commanders in 2023.
Commanders OC Eric Bieniemy gets head coaching job
The Washington Commanders and Eric Bieniemy are embarking on a potentially mutually beneficial relationship this season. His presence is set to completely galvanize a flagging offense and in return, the respected coach is getting increased responsibilities in readiness for a long-awaited promotion.
Bieneimy's been overlooked for a number of years thanks in no small part to Andy Reid's presence calling the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. Now that he's got full control in Washington, it might be the last hurdle to overcome.
The Commanders have enough stars at the skill positions to ensure growth. If the offensive line and quarterback Sam Howell reach their targets, Bieniemy could do enough to ensure he finally gets a head coaching gig after the campaign.