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.
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
Stanford QB coach Tavita Pritchard and Chiefs RBs coach/former NFL WR Greg Lewis are meeting with the Commanders today, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
OC Eric Bieniemy's staff has a couple of spots open, and other moves could occur.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) February 22, 2023
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.
Former Stanford OC Tavita Pritchard is a prime candidate to join the #Commanders offensive staff, per sources. He could visit the team in Washington as early as today. If he coaches QBs, his specialty, Ken Zampese could stay on in a different role.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 22, 2023