By Lewis Gould
The Washington Commanders have hired Eric Bieniemy as offensive coordinator.
The hire comes with the title of assistant head coach for the longtime Chiefs coordinator.
Bieniemy will be a first-time playcaller in Washington after not calling plays under Andy Reid.
The ex-Chiefs coordinator coached year-to-year in Kansas City. Leaving the Chiefs for a multi-year deal gives Bieniemy security and a buyout option with the sale of the team expected in 2023.
Washington has the receivers to fit what Bieniemy did in Kansas City and a roster that’s ready to win now, setting up Bieniemy to get his head coaching shot if he can turn around the offense.