Commanders finalize deal to make Eric Bieniemy new OC

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Commanders have actually settled an offer to make Eric Bieniemy the group’s brand-new offending planner and assistant head coach, sources informed ESPN on Friday, verifying several reports.

The sides settled on a two-year offer that consists of a “promotion in title, contractual structure” and a pay raise, a source informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bieniemy invested Friday speaking to Washington’s present assistants and will speak to the rest Saturday, according to sources. He’s anticipated to be in Washington for an initial press conference next week.

Bieniemy invested the previous 5 seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs’ offending planner, assisting manage an offense that powered 2 Super Bowl champions — consisting of one last weekend.

But he was not the main playcaller on coach Andy Reid’s personnel. In Washington, Bieniemy will remain in total charge of the offense and call plays.

Bieniemy changes Scott Turner, who was fired Jan. 10 after 3 seasons. During those 3 years integrated, Washington ranked 27th in backyards per video game and 28th in points per video game. Last season, the Commanders were 20th in backyards and 26th in points.

Washington will go into a vital 4th season under head coach Ron Rivera. The Commanders have actually gone a combined 22-27-1 in his very first 3 seasons, winning the NFC East title with a 7-9 record in 2020. With the franchise up for sale, it’s most likely that the Commanders would require a strong season for the personnel to continue.

Bieniemy has actually talked to for numerous head-coaching tasks over the previous 4 offseasons without getting any deals. This year, he spoke with for the Indianapolis Colts’ head-coaching position, however that task went to Shane Steichen.

“It’s so past deserved,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes stated prior to the Super Bowl. “He’s done everything the right way. He’s been a part of this offense and this team for so long, holds everybody accountable, is creative in making up plays for us. I don’t know why he hasn’t been hired, but it’s been great for us.”

Tennessee likewise revealed interest in Bieniemy for its offending planner position, however the Titans never ever interviewed him and promoted Tim Kelly to the position.

Bieniemy was not under agreement with the Chiefs for 2023.

“Eric Bieniemy has been tremendous for us, and I think he’s tremendous for the National Football League,” Reid informed press reporters the day after the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII. “I’m hoping he has an opportunity to go somewhere and do his thing, where he can run the show and be Eric Bieniemy.”

Bieniemy coached Kansas City’s running backs from 2013 to ’17. He likewise invested 5 years as Minnesota’s running backs coach and one as an assistant head coach with the Vikings. He was Colorado’s offending planner from 2011 to ’12.

He played 10 seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and Eagles.

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