5 candidates to replace Bill Belichick and give Patriots a fresh start

The noise is going to get louder and louder, the more we see the Patriots continue losing.

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2. Eric Bieniemy, Offensive Coordinator, Washington Commanders

On the other hand, the Patriots could opt to go for an offensive mind, and one of the top offensive minds in football over the past few seasons is former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and current OC for the Washington Commanders, Eric Bieniemy.

Bieniemy has been credited with the early development of Patrick Mahomes and that high-flying Chiefs offense over the past few years. He's seen his name in head coaching rumors for a few offseasons now, and it might just be time for him to get a shot.

This year, in Washington, Bieniemy has proven he can raise an offense from the dead. He's led the Commanders to the no. 9 passing offense in the league, all while the young Sam Howell has been under center. Howell is not the answer, long-term, for Washington. But, Bieniemy has done a great job working with what he's got.

Howell has had some monster games, all while masking some of his deficiencies like holding the ball far too long, which has led to more sacks and turnovers than he should have. Bieniemy has proven he can work with more than Mahomes, and bringing him to New England could give this offense new life behind whomever might be under center in the future.