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Could Commanders OC Eric Bieniemy be an option for the Steelers in 2024?

As the Washington Commanders and their fan base enjoyed a bye week, word came that another NFL team could use one of the Commanders staff.

Earlier last week, more was revealed regarding how the Commanders’ 2023 season has had its friction dating all the way back to training camp.

Consequently, though still under contract for the 2024 season, it looks much more unlikely that Washington offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Eric Bieniemy will return to the Commanders next year.

Well, as Steelersnation.com suggested this weekend, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach, has experienced difficulty with coordinators bringing offensive success to his teams which are repeatedly competitive defensively.

One can easily imagine Tomlin might easily welcome Bieniemy to his staff if, indeed, the former Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach and offensive coordinator is not retained by Washington’s next head coach, likely to be hired in January, following the firing of the current head coach Ron Rivera.

Washington currently sitting at 4-9, and losers of 9 of their last 11 will most likely be the underdog in each of their last remaining four games. Thus, as soon as the season concludes new owner Josh Harris will conclude the Ron Rivera era as Commanders head coach.

Many Commanders fans had hoped Bieniemy might be hired by the Harris group to succeed Rivera, but that doesn’t appear to be much of an option now that we have learned Bieniemy has worn out his welcome with some players and coaches.

But perhaps a fresh start would be a good move for Bieniemy. One thing is most certain, the Pittsburgh defense has remained a solid unit over the years, and Tomlin adding Bieniemy might be just what the Steelers need next year.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire