Eric Bieniemy is still the Commanders OC
However, the Commanders never parted ways with Eric Bieniemy, who was retained on Washington’s staff following head coach Ron Rivera’s firing. Before owner Josh Harris decided to go with Dan Quinn, Bieniemy was a candidate for the Commanders’ head coaching position.
The Washington Commanders will address Bieniemy’s employment
Per Mike Florio with NBC Sports, the Commanders plan to address Bieniemy’s employment with the team. Keeping Bieniemy on staff has kept the coach from taking other offensive coordinator positions for the 2024 season:
The issue is expected to be addressed later today, when Quinn and G.M. Adam Peters meet the media. For now, per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team is “working through” Bieniemy’s situation.
It’s a confusing look for the Commanders to take a cake-and-eat-it approach to employees who likely will be let go. For Bieniemy, it kept him from landing in the offensive coordinator spin-cycle recycling bin, which has seen several fired OC’s land elsewhere with the same job.
That’s not to say Bieniemy wanted to be a coordinator elsewhere. He has been focused, by all appearances, on becoming a head coach.
Bieniemy to the Chiefs?
Florio thinks the Commanders could keep Bieniemy on for another role in Washington in 2024. However, I think there’s good reason to believe Bieniemy could easily find a position on staff with the Kansas City Chiefs for next season.
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