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 may be interested in returning to the Chiefs for the 2024 season. If this happens, his potential new title could be “assistant head coach,” while Matt Nagy would likely remain as the offensive coordinator. This move could benefit the team greatly based on Bieniemy’s success with players during his previous tenure with the Chiefs.
During his time with the Chiefs, quarterback Patrick Mahomes praised Bieniemy for setting a high standard of accountability when things weren’t going well. Before the AFC Championship game, Mahomes expressed how excited he was about Bieniemy’s return and that it gave him “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy coaching Commanders players too harshly, Mahomes defended him before the season began.
It is important to note that Bieniemy did not visit with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII as he was being seriously considered for an offensive coordinator position with the Seahawks. However, Ryan Grubb ended up getting that role instead of him. Nevertheless, there is still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to Kansas City as a head coach if Andy Reid decides to retire after their upcoming game. Players such as Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce may strongly advocate for this role for him.