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

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Eric Bieniemy's time with the Chiefs

Eric Bieniemy accepted the position as Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach under Andy Reid in 2013 and stayed in the role until 2018, when he was promoted to offensive coordinator after the departure of Matt Nagy.

The Chiefs led the NFL in both yards per game and points scored in Bieniemy's first season directing Kansas City's offense, scoring the third-most points in a single season in league history.

That same year, Patrick Mahomes became just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season as Kansas City reached the 2018 AFC Championship game, eventually losing to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in an overtime thriller.

The following season, Bieniemy finally won his first Super Bowl ring when the Chiefs took down the San Francisco 49ers. He won another championship in 2022 as Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in a brilliant back-and-forth showdown in Super Bowl LVII.

During Bieniemy's time as Kansas City's offensive coordinator, the Chiefs were consistently one of the top units in the entire NFL, though much of their success is rightfully attributed to the otherworldly talent of Mahomes and the strategic brilliance of a future Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach in Reid.

This offseason, Bieniemy signed a two-year contract with the Washington Commanders, to be the team's assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. The two-time Super Bowl champion is now aiming to bring a winning mindset and jolt of energy to a franchise and fanbase in desperate need of both.