Sam Howell ready to get to work for Eric Bieniemy

Several Washington Commanders players were in Ashburn Thursday for new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s introductory press conference. Quarterback Sam Howell, wide receivers Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson and running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson were among those in attendance.

Bieniemy noticed, too, mentioning it more than one time, saying he was fired up.

After Bieniemy’s presser finished, reporters caught up with Howell, who head coach Ron Rivera has named the presumed starter heading into the offseason. Of course, any declaration of Howell as the starter has come with the phrase “he needs to earn it,” something the rising second-year passer is well aware of.

” I was obviously super excited, super grateful of Coach Rivera for giving me that opportunity,” Howell said. “But the work starts now. I got to take advantage of the opportunity I do have and do everything to try and give this team a chance to win every time single game that we play.”

What did Howell think of his new offensive coordinator?

“Obviously, we haven’t had the chance to talk football yet,” Howell said. “I am super excited to get going. I am a big fan of his, just listening to him talk here I am super impressed with just the man he is. Obviously, he comes from a team that’s had a lot of success, especially on the offensive side of the ball so I am just excited to learn all that stuff and get started with him.”

It appears that Howell and all of his offensive teammates are excited to get to work for Bieniemy. The Commanders begin the offseason program in April.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire