Eric Bieniemy, the former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, is currently looking for new opportunities in the football world. A source close to the situation indicates that he could potentially return to the Chiefs for the 2024 season. If this were to happen, his new role would likely be “assistant head coach,” with Matt Nagy continuing as the offensive coordinator.
During his time with the Chiefs, Bieniemy was highly successful in working with the players and setting a high standard for accountability when things weren’t going well. Before their AFC Championship game, Bieniemy met with Mahomes and other team members to discuss their struggles. This prompted Mahomes to express how much he missed Bieniemy’s presence on the team and how his return gave players “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy coaching too hard, Mahomes defended him before the season began.
Despite not visiting with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII, there is still a possibility that Bieniemy could return to Kansas City as a head coach if Andy Reid decides to retire after this upcoming game. Players like Mahomes and Travis Kelce may make a strong case for Bieniemy to take on this role.