The former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Bieniemy, is currently exploring new opportunities. Sources suggest that he could potentially return to the team for the 2024 season. If this were to happen, 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 highly successful and had a positive impact on the players. In particular, quarterback Patrick Mahomes praised Bieniemy for setting high standards of accountability when they were struggling. Before the AFC Championship, Bieniemy met with the players and Mahomes expressed excitement about his return, saying it gave him “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy’s coaching style with the Commanders players, 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 consideration for a similar role with the Seahawks. However, it remains possible that he could return to KC as a head coach if Andy Reid decides to retire after this upcoming game. Players like Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce may strongly advocate for Bieniemy to take on this role.