Eric Bieniemy, the former Chiefs and Commanders offensive coordinator, is currently seeking new opportunities. According to a source close to the situation, Bieniemy could potentially return to the Chiefs for the 2024 season. His potential new title would likely be “assistant head coach,” while Matt Nagy would remain the offensive coordinator. This move could benefit the team in multiple ways, based on the success Bieniemy had with the players during his previous tenure with the Chiefs.
During the season, quarterback Patrick Mahomes credited Bieniemy with setting the standard for accountability when the team was struggling. Before the AFC Championship, Bieniemy met with the Chiefs, prompting Mahomes to express how his return gave players “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy 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, it went to Ryan Grubb. There’s still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to the Chiefs as a head coach, especially if Andy Reid retires after