Eric Bieniemy, the former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, is currently on the hunt for new opportunities. Sources close to the situation report that there is a possibility that Bieniemy could return to the Chiefs for the 2024 season, with a potential new title of “assistant head coach.” This move would likely see Matt Nagy continue in his role as offensive coordinator, as he has been successful in this position since taking over from Bieniemy.
During his time with the Chiefs, Bieniemy had a significant impact on players and was credited with setting the standard for accountability when the team was struggling. In particular, quarterback Patrick Mahomes praised him for his guidance and support during tough times. Before the AFC Championship game, Bieniemy met with Mahomes and other key players to discuss their progress and set goals for improvement. This prompted Mahomes to express how much he missed Bieniemy’s presence on the team and how his return gave players “chill bumps.”
When concerns were raised about Bieniemy coaching the Commanders players too hard, Mahomes defended him before the season began. Despite this, it’s worth noting that Bieniemy did not visit with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII due to serious consideration for an offensive coordinator position with the Seahawks. However, this ultimately went to Ryan Grubb. Nevertheless, there is still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to Kansas City as a head coach if Andy Reid decides to retire after this season. Players like Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce are likely pushing for this outcome and may play a significant role in convincing Reid or any future head coach to consider him for such a role.