New Commanders OC "Loves" Terry McLaurin

August 28, 2023

Athlete Studio

Even before Eric Bieniemy became the Washington Commanders' offensive coordinator, receiver Terry McLaurin was already on his radar. McLaurin caught Bieniemy's attention when he burst onto the scene in 2019 after his time at Ohio State. Back then, while Bieniemy was with the Kansas City Chiefs, he and the team recognized McLaurin's potential, contrary to the popular notion that he was underrated.

Now that Bieniemy has the opportunity to coach McLaurin, the former third-round pick has exceeded all expectations. "I have known all about him," Bieniemy said. "There's no hidden secret, and there's no surprise to his mental ability and his physical capabilities. I love the person, I love the role model, and I love the leader. I appreciate everything he brings to this organization and our locker room."

McLaurin's prowess on the field is undeniable, but what truly sets him apart is his character and leadership off the field. For Bieniemy, McLaurin's leadership manifests in various ways, but at the core, he uplifts those around him.

"At times he's very quiet, and at times he can be very outspoken," Bieniemy shared. "He brings a lot of energy. He's incredibly intelligent, plays with unmatched intensity, genuinely cares about his teammates, and isn't afraid to ask tough questions. These are the qualities that make him so admirable because he consistently helps others around him strive for greatness. Having role models like him in the locker room gives us a real chance at success. The younger players get to learn from an ultimate professional."

McLaurin's abilities on the field are unquestionable. He has achieved three consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards and four touchdowns. However, it's equally important to recognize the impact he has off the field for the Washington Commanders.

As Washington aims for success on the gridiron, McLaurin's influence transcends the game. His leadership, work ethic, and dedication make him an indispensable asset for the team. McLaurin's commitment to excellence extends beyond his individual performance, and he consistently strives to uplift those around him. Whether it's mentoring younger players or setting an example through his actions, McLaurin embodies the qualities of a true team player.

For the Washington Commanders, Terry McLaurin isn't just a star receiver but a beacon of inspiration and motivation. His impact stretches far beyond the box score, and his presence in the locker room fuels the team's drive for success. With McLaurin leading the way, the Commanders are poised to achieve great things both on and off the field.

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