DST - Washington Commanders
Dan Quinn informed 2023-24 offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy that the Washington Commanders would not bring him back for the 2024-25 season.
Last year, Bieniemy spent his first season as an NFL offensive coordinator outside of Kansas City in Washington, getting to call plays for the first time in the NFL as well. The Commanders saw some success on offense, notably first-year starter Sam Howell’s passing yardage and touchdowns, but also struggled in other areas like overall consistency, utilization of particular offensive players, high pressure rates and turnovers. Bieniemy likely showed enough in his season to earn a job elsewhere in 2024, but with a new staff and front office coming in, Quinn will look elsewhere at the OC position.
The Washington Commanders have hired Dan Quinn as the team's next head coach.
Washington becomes the last team to finalize its head coach out of all the openings this offseason. They hold the most cap space in the league and the No. 2 pick while looking to establish a new culture among the team and organization. Quinn was last the head coach for the Falcons from 2015-20.
The Commanders are targeting Lions’ OC Ben Johnson as their top choice for their vacant head coaching position.
Johnson is also being heavily sought after by the Panthers. With the Lions set to take on the Rams this weekend, Johnson’s name will likely heat up after the Lions’ playoff run concludes.
The Commanders D/ST allowed 38 points while forcing one turnover in a 38-10 loss to the Cowboys in Week 18.
Washington struggled against the Cowboys as they allowed Dallas to rack up 440 yards of total offense. The Commanders had one of the worst pass defenses in the league this season and will need to shore up their secondary this offseason.