After a ten-year tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs that included five years as special teams coordinator and the final five years as offensive coordinator, Eric Bienemy has now been hired for the same position as well as assistant head coach of the Washington Commanders. Bienemy was part of Andy Reid’s offensive coaching staff that included the top-ranked scoring offense for two of those years, (2018, 2022) to go along with two Super Bowl victories (2019, 2022).
Bienemy fills the vacated position after Washington fired Scott Turner on January 10th. This is a home run hire for Washington who had a subpar season on offense ranking 24th in points per game (18.9) and 20th in yards per game. The Commanders do have some good pieces to work with in wide receiver Terry McLaurin, running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson, as well as tight end Logan Thomas. With the off-season just beginning, I expect the Commanders to address their two weaknesses offensively being at quarterback and the offensive line. Once they get those things squared away, they can be a dangerous team in the NFC next year.
With Bienemy now going to Washington, a familiar face on Andy Reid’s coaching staff will be promoted to the Chiefs offensive coordinator position: Matt Nagy. Nagy was the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2017 before becoming the Chicago Bears head coach in 2018 until he was relieved of his duties in 2021. He then went back to Kansas City this season as the quarterbacks’ coach.
With Nagy becoming the new offensive coordinator, I do not expect the Chiefs’ offense to miss a beat next year as long as quarterback Patrick Mahomes is 100%.