Commanders News: Eric Bieniemy, Ron Rivera, Sam Howell and Jacoby Brissett

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

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Commanders QB Jacoby Brissett linked with NFC North team

Jacoby Brissett was keen to maximize his first taste of regular season action this season when he came in for quarterback Sam Howell at the Los Angeles Rams. He gained 124 passing yards and two touchdowns from eight completions. This earned the veteran backup an exceptional passer rating of 157.9 and a 94.1 QBR for good measure.

This hasn't deviated the Washington Commanders from Howell. What his cameo did accomplish was enhancing his chances of getting plenty of interest on the free-agent market next spring.

Bill Barnwell of ESPN had one particular team in mind for Brissett. The Chicago Bears were tabbed as a potential destination for the signal-caller. However, the connection to Matt Eberfus might not mean that much if the head coach is dismissed at the end of 2023.

"Coach Matt Eberflus was the defensive coordinator with the Colts when Jacoby Brissett was thrust into the starting lineup after Andrew Luck's retirement in 2019. It's possible the Bears could add a new backup to either mentor a rookie or provide a higher floor when Fields misses time, but they wouldn't be in the market for a significant veteran addition to start."

Bill Barnwell, ESPN

Whether it's the Bears or someone else, teams are always looking for solid veteran guys capable of stepping up at a moment's notice and providing leadership within the locker room. Keeping him around would be beneficial, but the player would probably welcome a change of scenery all things considered.