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Report: Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy agrees to multi-year deal with Commanders

We discuss the report that Eric Bieniemy is close to a deal to join the Washington Commanders as the team’s OC.

(L-R) Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy talks with head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Update: Bieniemy and the Commanders have agreed to terms on a multiyear deal as the team's next assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, per Tom Pelissero. The Chiefs were wanting him to remain, but now they will begin a search for a new OC as Bieniemy gets a clean slate with Washington.

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is expected to take the same position with the Washington Commanders, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Bieniemy is coming off another Super Bowl win with the Chiefs.

Bienemy has done enough in his coaching career to earn a head coaching gig. For whatever reason, it hasn't come to fruition despite his success with the Kansas City offense. He made the jump to the NFL in 2013 after spending two seasons as the offensive coordinator for Colorado.

Bieniemy served as the running backs coach for the Chiefs from 2013 to 2017. He was then promoted to offensive coordinator in 2018. Since taking over, Kansas City has gone 64-18 in the regular season and has won two of the three Super Bowls that they appeared in.

The only scrutiny from his tenure as the OC has been that he isn’t the primary play caller for the team. That should change as he joins the Commanders’ staff under Ron Rivera. Bieniemy should be able to control the offense and has the chance to make a big statement with a team that finished 8-8-1 last season. Rivera is typically more defensive-minded, suggesting this could be a profitable pairing.