Eric Bieniemy could be head coach target for NFC team
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has long been named as a potential head coach candidate, and one NFC team may be ready to give him a shot.
The New Orleans Saints want to interview Bieniemy for the team’s vacant head coaching position, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. With the Chiefs eliminated from the playoffs, an interview is possible by the end of the weekend.
The Saints want to speak with Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for the head coaching job, per sources. An interview could take place Saturday.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 3, 2022
The Saints are casting a wide net as they look to replace Sean Payton. There does appear to be a focus on offensive coaches, though Brian Flores has interviewed and considered as well.
Bieniemy has long been talked about as a potential head coach, and was even linked to a prominent college job this past year. The Saints are arguably one of the best openings still available, so if Bieniemy is being picky, this might pass the test for him.