Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy Emerges as Popular Head Coach Target
January 4Matt LaMarcaSportsGrid
Bieniemy has served as the offensive coordinator for one of the best offenses in football over the past three seasons, and it appears as though he will have his choice of head coaching destinations for next season. The Falcons and the Lions have already scheduled virtual interviews with Bieniemy for Monday, and the Jets have also requested permission to meet with him.
The Lions, Falcons, and Jets all have something that could appeal to Bieniemy. The Lions have plenty of young talent on the offensive side of the ball, headlined by guys like Kenny Golladay and D’Andre Swift. The Falcons have been disappointing on offense recently, but Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Calvin Ridley would allow him to work with another potent passing attack. The Jets would give Bieniemy the chance to build his own offense, likely around the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
It will be interesting to see if Bieniemy chooses to sign with one of these teams or hold out for another destination. Regardless, he could be one of the first dominos to fall in the current head coach hiring cycle.
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