Commanders news: Eric Bieniemy, Ben Johnson, Kirk Cousins and Kendall Fuller

Exploring the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as excitement continues to build about a potential head coaching hire?

The NFL's divisional playoff round Sunday didn't disappoint. Fans were treated to two phenomenal games that had everything. For the Washington Commanders, all they could do was watch and dream about potentially reaching similar heights in the not-too-distant future under Josh Harris and his ambitious ownership group.

It's hard to believe there are just three games left before every NFL organization begins focusing on their offseason plans. The Commanders have been there for some time and the impression made by Harris up to now has been eye-catching, to say the least.

While we wait for further developments, the stories accumulating column inches include former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins' future, an update on what comes next in the Commanders' quest for Ben Johnson, the prospect of Kendall Fuller being re-signed, and Eric Bieniemy leaving a big impression during his head coaching interview.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders' pursuit of Ben Johnson

After the Detroit Lions reached their first NFC Conference championship game in decades following a hard-fought win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Washington Commanders must wait a little longer for an in-person interview with offensive coordinator Ben Johnson. Many respected insiders believe he's a strong favorite to succeed Ron Rivera, but several other teams are also looking closely at his ever-growing credentials.

Now that the Lions have another game at the San Francisco 49ers for a place in the Super Bowl, the Commanders cannot speak with Johnson face-to-face until next week. This allows the exceptional play-caller to focus fully on his efforts to get Detroit to the promised land.

While frustrating, Johnson could be worth the wait. However, it wouldn't be the biggest shock to see others brought into the facility in the coming days as the power couple of Josh Harris and new general manager Adam Peters cover every base before deciding on their preferred option.


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