Commanders agree to multi-year deal with Eric Bieniemy to become assistant head coach/OC

Erik Beniemi has agreed in principle to a multi-year deal that will see him become assistant coach/offensive coordinator, according to a PFT source.

Beniemi had a two-day interview with commanders before agreeing to leave Kansas City after five seasons as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator. Bienemi will name the performances in Washington, just like Andy Reid did in Kansas City.

Beniemi’s contract with the Chiefs expired at the end of the season.

According to the source, his title promotion, years of contract and annual salary is more than the Chiefs were willing to take on.

Since 2019, Bienemi has been interviewed for 16 head coach positions across 15 different teams, according to USA Today. That includes the Colts’ interest in this hiring cycle before they hired Steve Steichen earlier this week.

He became the face of the NFL’s racial disparity issue among head coaches.

DeMeco Ryans, who was hired by the Texans, was the only black coach given an opportunity in that hiring cycle, which had five vacancies. The six head coaches, including three blacks, come from a variety of backgrounds.

Bienemi, 53, now gets a chance to lead an assault in Washington, from Reid’s shadow and Patrick Mahomeswhich perhaps helps to show the NFL owners that he is as good as his resume says.


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