Ron Rivera and the Washington Commanders reportedly plan on hiring an offensive coordinator sometime next week.
The Commanders have interviewed six candidates for their vacant OC position, but are waiting until after the Super Bowl so they can get a meeting with one of their top candidates: Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
Rivera recently shared an interesting bit of information about Bieniemy that could increase his chances of landing in a place like Washington.
“From what you’re hearing on the grapevine, he’s looking for an opportunity to work with a defensive coach. So I want to see about that opportunity,” Rivera said, per team insider Michael Phillips.
Bieniemy has been offensive coordinator in Kansas City since 2018. While he’s seen a great deal of success with the Chiefs, he’s done so in the shadow of offensive-minded head coach Andy Reid. Rivera is of course a defensive-minded head coach.
Bieniemy is also a lead OC candidate for the Baltimore Ravens, and interviewed for the Indianapolis Colts’ vacant head coaching job.