- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 23, 2023

New Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said Thursday that he’s ready for a new challenge after spending the last 10 years with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Bieniemy left Kansas City — where he won two Super Bowls and spent the last five years as the team’s offensive coordinator — for Washington in part because the Commanders will allow him to be the primary play-caller, something he wasn’t under Chiefs coach Andy Reid. 

Bieniemy said he was fired up for his new role.

“Why not Washington?” he said. 

Bieniemy’s press conference came with great fanfare as the hire had drawn praise locally. Ten players also sat in the front row: Wide receiver Terry McLaurin, quarterback Sam Howell, guard Saahdiq Charles, wideout Jahan Dotson, tight end Logan Thomas, long snapper Camaron Cheeseman, safety Kam Curl, defensive end Shaka Toney and running backs Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson Jr. 

Coach Ron Rivera opened up Thursday’s presser with a brief statement.

“We’ve got our guy,” Rivera said. 

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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