Teams trying to lure Eric Bieniemy away from Chiefs?
Eric Bieniemy has not generated much interest for head coach jobs during the current hiring cycle, but it sounds like there are several teams trying to lure him away from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bieniemy has received several interviews for offensive coordinator jobs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that he is considered a candidate for OC jobs with the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media adds the Washington Commanders to that list.
The #Commanders have yet to hire an OC and one reason why: They’ve requested permission to interview #Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy and he’s emerged as a potential key candidate, sources say. He also was requested by the #Jets, #Titans and #Ravens for OC jobs.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2023
Bieniemy has either passed on or been passed on for several head coach jobs over the past two years. Andy Reid joked last month that he hoped Bieniemy would not wind up with one particular team, but that never seemed like an option anyway.
Bieniemy has been an assistant on Reid’s staff since 2013. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2018 and has been given credit for much of the team’s success since that time.
Of course, Reid is also widely considered one of the best offensive minds in the NFL. It is unclear how hard the Chiefs would work to keep Bieniemy from taking the same role with another team.