Commanders News: Eric Bieniemy, Terry McLaurin, Rachad Wildgoose and QB battle

Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the quiet stage of the 2023 preparation period continues?
Rachad Wildgoose
Rachad Wildgoose / Junfu Han-USA TODAY Sports
3 of 4

Commanders best offseason move named

Eric Bieniemy wasted no time stamping his mark on the Washington Commanders. He's completely shifted the culture regarding how things are run from an offensive standpoint, increasing the tempo in practice and holding players young or old accountable - often in front of their teammates.

This sink-or-swim mentality has gone down a storm with those working closely with Bieniemy. He wants them to fulfill their potential and coming from a winning organization that attained another Super Bowl last season brings instant respect from players who've been largely starved of legitimate success in Washington.

The benefits of hiring Bienemy could save Ron Rivera's job if everything goes well. So it came as no surprise to see this particular hire listed as the Commanders' best offseason move by Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports recently.

"Getting [Eric] Bieniemy to leave Kansas City and become a play caller was the best move the Commanders could have made this offseason. Bieniemy takes over a Commanders offense that has started 12 different quarterbacks since 2018 -- the most in the NFL. Washington averaged 18.8 points per game last season under Scott Turner (24th in NFL) and 330.3 yards per game (20th in NFL). If Sam Howell becomes as good as Washington has proclaimed he is, Bieniemy is arguably the best hire of any team this offseason. He gets the opportunity to command this offense and get the Commanders into contending status in the NFC."

Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports

Optimism could not be much higher where Bieniemy and improvements on offense are concerned. But much will also depend on how the quarterback conundrum evolves and if the offensive line provides enough stability to avoid becoming a weak link.