Eric Bieniemy, the former Chiefs and Commanders offensive coordinator, is currently seeking new opportunities. A source close to the situation indicates that he could potentially return to the Chiefs for the 2024 season. If he does return, his new title would likely be “assistant head coach,” with Matt Nagy remaining as the offensive coordinator.
During his time with the Chiefs, Bieniemy was praised for his ability to set high standards of accountability among players. Before the AFC Championship game, he met with Mahomes and expressed how his return gave players “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about him coaching the Commanders players too hard, Mahomes defended him before the season began.
It’s worth noting that Bieniemy did not visit with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII, as he was in serious consideration for the offensive coordinator position with the Seahawks. However, Ryan Grubb ultimately got the job. Nevertheless, 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 such as Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce may make a strong pitch for him to take on this role.