Commanders deep dive: How Eric Bieniemy's past can shape Washington's future

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Now calling plays for the Washington Commanders after winning two Super Bowls with the Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Bieniemy is bringing a refreshing accountability and winning attitude to the talented but youthful offense.

After finishing near the bottom of the NFL in nearly every offensive statistical category, Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera fired offensive coordinator Scott Turner at the conclusion of the 2022 campaign, replacing him with Eric Bieniemy.

Bieniemy has consistently been viewed as a potential head coaching candidate for various NFL vacancies over the last few seasons, ultimately deciding on Washington as his preferred destination to prove his mettle away from the shadows of Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes.

Washington's enthusiastic new play-caller will look to develop 2022 fifth-round pick Sam Howell into the Commanders' potential franchise quarterback, while infusing elements of Kansas City's explosive offense to best suit his new versatile group of playmakers.

Backed by a championship pedigree as both a player and coach, Bieniemy is already making his presence felt in the nation's capitol, bringing an undeniable energy to the Commanders in 2023.

Before preparations gather pace, we took a deep dive into Bieniemy's past and how it could help Washington enter a prosperous future next season and potentially beyond.