Apart from being the Commanders' offensive coordinator, Bieniemy has also been given the title of an assistant head coach by head coach Ron Rivera with the intent of creating a smoother transition to new schemes and fresh ideas. Rivera did that even though he knows that such a move might end up throwing Washington out of the “comfort zone,” per Matthew Paras of the Washington Times.
Rivera and the Commander are hoping that Bienemy's arrival in DC would spark the team's putrid offense that generated only 18.9 points per game and 330.3 total yards per contest — just 24th and 20th in the league, respectively, in the 2022 NFL season.
Improving Washington's offense is a tall order for Bienemy, as he's going from working with a team led by a future Hall of Famer quarterback in Patrick Mahomes to one that has QB room that features the likes of Sam Howell, Jacoby Brissett, and Jake Fromm. That being said, the Commanders aren't exactly lacking in great talent on offense. They still have running backs Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson. Downfield, Washington has the ever-dangerous Terry McLaurin along with rising Jahan Dotson and vet Samuel Curtis.
Washington already has a stout defense, so catching up with it is a challenge Bienemy has in his hands.
Last season, the Commanders finished with an 8-8-1 recorded and missed the playoffs, thanks to a poor 1-5 start and a painful 1-3 finish.