Dan Quinn says Eric Bieniemy will not return to the Commanders

On Monday, the Washington Commanders introduced new head coach Dan Quinn to the media. Quinn was flanked by Washington managing partner Josh Harris and general manager Adam Peters.

Quinn discussed how excited and appreciative he was for this opportunity. He also discussed his first two hires as head coach: Offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and defensive coordinator Joe Whitt Jr.

When the Commanders officially announced Kingsbury as offensive coordinator on Monday, that meant there were two OCs in the building.

Eric Bieniemy, last season’s offensive coordinator, is still with the team and has one year left on his contract.

During his press conference, Quinn was asked about Bieniemy. He said he had a nice conversation with him on Monday and wished him “nothing but the best” in his future. However, Quinn said the two of them wouldn’t be working together in Washington, meaning Bieniemy was free to pursue other opportunities.

Quinn expressed respect for how Bieniemy took a chance on the Washington job last year, even though things didn’t turn out how he or the Commanders wanted.

Quinn sounded like he would do anything in his power to help Bieniemy because, in the coaching fraternity, everyone looks out for one another.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire