Sam Howell will get a shot as the starting quarterback for the Washington Commanders heading into the 2023 season. He also gets a new offensive coordinator to work with in Eric Bieniemy.

After a strong run with Andy Reid in Kansas City, Bieniemy joins the Commanders as OC and play-caller. In a recent interview, Howell admitted he’s excited to work with Bieniemy and is impressed by what he’s accomplished.

“We haven’t had the chance to talk football yet,” Howell said of Bieniemy. “I am super excited to get going. I am a big fan of his, just listening to him talk here I’m 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’m just excited to learn all that stuff and get started with him.”

As for the shot as Washington’s starter, Howell knows it’s a great opportunity but it’s more about the work starting now to show he’s worthy of the job.

“Really the work starts now. I’ve got to take advantage of the opportunity that I do have and do everything to try and give this team a chance to win every time single game that we play,” said Howell. “The process doesn’t change, I’ve always tried to get better, but with this opportunity, I’ve got to take advantage of it.”

Washington drafted Howell in the 5th round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but he sat for much of his rookie season behind Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke. He did start — and win — one game while going 11-for-19 with 169 yards and 2 total touchdowns in the win.

(H/T ProFootballTalk)