Eric Bieniemy, the former Chiefs and Commanders offensive coordinator, is currently looking for new opportunities in the NFL. According to a source close to the situation, there is a possibility that he could 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 had a significant impact on the team’s success. Patrick Mahomes, the team’s star quarterback, credited Bieniemy with setting a high standard for accountability when things weren’t going well. Before their AFC Championship game, Bieniemy met with Mahomes and other players to discuss their struggles and provide guidance. This meeting helped calm players down and gave them “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy coaching too hard on other teams’ players, Mahomes came to his defense before the season began.
It is worth noting that Bieniemy did not meet with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII because he was being considered for an offensive coordinator position with the Seahawks. However, Ryan Grubb ultimately got that job. Nonetheless, there is still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to the Chiefs as a head coach if Andy Reid decides to retire after next year’s game. Players like Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce may also make a strong case for him to take on this role.