Eric Bieniemy receiving interest from Giants, Panthers
The Kansas City Chiefs have boasted one of the league’s best offenses for the last two years, and the man coordinating it may be rewarded with a head coaching gig as a result.
Eric Bieniemy, who has served in the role since prior to the 2018 season, has been the subject of interview requests from both the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Giants have requested permission to interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their head-coaching job, per source. Panthers also have requested interview for Bieniemy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2019
Thought the offense dropped from first in both points and yardage this season, they were still fifth and sixth in those respective categories. The 50-year-old has overseen the offense that Patrick Mahomes has thrived in, and that alone makes him an enticing coaching candidate. A former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy finalist, he has served as a running backs coach for various teams, along with a two-year stint in college as Colorado’s offensive coordinator.
Bieniemy will have a lot of competitors for both roles. The Giants, in particular, may be able to attract one of the hotter college coaches on the market.