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Tavita Pritchard interviews with Commanders for role on Eric Bieniemy’s staff

Eric Bieniemy’s offensive coaching staff with the Washington Commanders could be coming into focus.

A pair of coaches met with the Commanders in Ashburn Wednesday. Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis, who coached with Bieniemy on Kansas City’s staff over the previous six seasons, interviewed for a role on Bieniemy’s new staff.

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Also in town was Stanford quarterbacks coach Tavita Pritchard. Pritchard is best remembered as Stanford’s starting quarterback before Andrew Luck.

After his playing career ended, Pritchard jumped into the coaching world, spending the past 13 seasons in different roles on Stanford’s staff. Most recently, Pritchard was Stanford’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach over the last five seasons and has coached quarterbacks since 2014.

After David Shaw stepped down as Stanford’s coach in November, new head coach Troy Taylor retained Pritchard as quarterbacks coach

If Washington hires Pritchard, it would presumably be as quarterbacks coach. Ken Zampese, who interviewed for the offensive coordinator position, currently holds that title. According to Jeremy Fowler, who first reported the news, the Commanders could retain Zampese in a different role. Zampese is said to have a strong rapport with Washington quarterback Sam Howell.

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