Eric Bieniemy, the former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, is currently seeking new opportunities. According to a source close to the situation, Bieniemy could potentially return to the Chiefs for the 2024 season. If this were to happen, his potential new title would likely be “assistant head coach,” with Matt Nagy remaining as the offensive coordinator.
During his time with the Chiefs, Bieniemy was highly successful in working with players and setting high standards of accountability. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes credited him with setting these standards when the team was struggling, and before the AFC Championship, Bieniemy met with Mahomes to discuss his return. This move could benefit the team greatly based on their success during Bieniemy’s tenure.
It’s worth noting that Bieniemy did not visit with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII as he was in serious consideration for an offensive coordinator position with the Seattle Seahawks. However, this position ultimately went to Ryan Grubb. There is still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to the Chiefs as a head coach if Andy Reid retires after this upcoming game. Players like Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce may make a strong pitch for him to take on this role.