Once Carson Wentz didn’t start, the Washington Commanders became a team to look out for in the NFC East.
Even with a mediocre QB like Taylor Heinicke under center, Ron Rivera’s team looked much better offensively and closed out the season on a high note, even having a shot at making the playoffs.
Notably, they’ve now made both the QB and the Offensive Coordinator positions a point of emphasis in the offseason, which is why they’re targeting one of the best in business in that regard.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Commanders have reached out to Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy for their vacant job shortly after also interviewing former Baltimore Ravens OC Greg Roman.
The #Commanders will interview #Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy tomorrow for their still-vacant OC job, source said. He's a top candidate. They spoke with Greg Roman yesterday, which went well, and have no other interviews scheduled.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2023
Bieniemy has been on nearly every team’s Head Coaching shortlist for years now, and he’s done more than enough merits to take on a bigger role with any organization.
In fact, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has repeatedly called the league out about the head-scratching fact that Bieniemy hasn’t been able to land an HC job yet, with some speculating it’s all due to him being black.
Whatever the case, Bieniemy has become one of the best OCs in the game at Kansas City, and there would be little incentive for him to leave that for the same position somewhere else, let alone for a team with no clear direction at the QB position.
So, the Commanders better bring in their A-game — and their checkbooks — if they want to have an actual shot at stealing him away from Arrowhead Stadium.NEXT: The Commanders Will Interview A Notable OC This Week