Life is a journey, and for Eric Bieniemy, that journey has been filled with moments of triumph and adversity. As the former offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Bieniemy has tasted success on football’s biggest stage, including a Super Bowl victory in 2020.
However, as he embarks on a new chapter of his career as the assistant head coach for the Washington Commanders, Eric Bieniemy reveals that his focus is not solely on achieving short-term success.
Rather, he is committed to living in the moment and building a legacy that will endure for years to come.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 23, 2023
The Washington Commanders have hired Bieniemy as their assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, with the hope that his Super Bowl success with the Kansas City Chiefs will bring positive change to their team.
Despite his impressive track record, Bieniemy’s current focus is solely on improving Washington’s offensive strategy, as reported by John Keim of ESPN. In fact, he has stated that he is not even considering pursuing a head coaching position in the NFL at this time.
“Being a head coach right now is not in my thought process,” Bieniemy stated Thursday. “What I’m focused on is being the best coach today; everything else will take care of itself. I live in the moment. Right now my feet are planted here.”
“Everybody’s entitled to their own stance and their own positioning,” he added. “My job is to eliminate all the distractions. I can’t worry about the things I can’t control.”
Me – "Eric, how will the Washington offense evolve in 2023?"
Eric Bieniemy – "We're going to find ways to collectively drag our a** across the finish line for 60 consecutive minutes. That's the goal."
Passion, intensity…Bieniemy is ready to get started in Washington. pic.twitter.com/L2m7725qJj
— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) February 23, 2023
Eric Bieniemy has previously interviewed for various head coaching positions in the NFL, but for now, he will be taking on the role of offensive coordinator with the Commanders, a team in desperate need of an offensive spark. However, unlike in Kansas City where he worked with a superstar quarterback, Washington does not have a clear-cut starting QB for the 2023 NFL season.
Last year, Taylor Heinicke and Carson Wentz shared most of the quarterbacking duties for the Commanders, with both players having their moments, but neither being a clear long-term answer for the position.
As a team, Washington struggled on offense, ranking 24th in the league with only 18.9 points per game and 20th in total yards per game with 330.3. What are your thoughts on Eric Bieniemy new journey with Washington Commanders? We would love to know.