Eric Bieniemy, the former offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, is currently seeking new opportunities. However, a source close to the situation indicates that he could potentially return to the team for the 2024 season. If this were to happen, Bieniemy’s title would likely be “assistant head coach,” while Matt Nagy would continue as the offensive coordinator. The move could benefit the team in several ways, given Bieniemy’s success with players during his time with the Chiefs.
During the season, quarterback Patrick Mahomes praised Bieniemy for setting a standard of accountability when things were tough. Before the AFC Championship game, Mahomes spoke with Bieniemy and expressed how his return gave players “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy coaching Commanders players too hard, Mahomes defended him before the season began.
It’s worth noting that Bieniemy did not meet with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII as he was being seriously considered for an offensive coordinator role on the Seattle Seahawks. However, Ryan Grubb ultimately got that position. Nonetheless, there is still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to Kansas City as a head coach if Andy Reid decides to retire after next year’s game. Players like Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce may strongly advocate for this outcome.
Overall, bringing back Eric Bieniemy could have numerous benefits for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans alike. With his proven track record of success and his ability to motivate players under pressure situations, he could help take their offense to new heights in 2024 and beyond.