The Washington Commanders have finalized a deal to make Eric Bieniemy their new offensive coordinator, according to ESPN sources. Bieniemy, who currently serves as the Kansas City Chiefs’ assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, has been widely considered one of the best offensive minds in the NFL.
The move is a major coup for the Commanders, who have been searching for an experienced, top-tier offensive coordinator since the start of the season. Bieniemy has a long history of success, having been part of the Chiefs’ staff since 2013. He was instrumental in the development of Patrick Mahomes, and has been credited with helping the Chiefs to three consecutive AFC Championship appearances and a Super Bowl win in 2020.
The Commanders’ new offensive coordinator will be joining a team that already boasts a strong roster, including star tight end Travis Kelce. Kelce recently made headlines when he was announced as the host of Saturday Night Live, and the team is hoping that Bieniemy’s arrival will help them reach their potential in the upcoming season.
The move also signals a shift in the NFL, as it is the first time that an African American has been hired as an offensive coordinator. This is a major milestone for the league, and one that many have been calling for in recent years.
It remains to be seen how Bieniemy will fare in his new role, but the Commanders are confident that he will be a major asset to the team. With the addition of Bieniemy, the Commanders are hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs this season.