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Eric Bieniemy: A Chiefs Legend Poised for a Return to the NFL?

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Feb 11, 2024
The Chiefs may welcome back Eric Bieniemy

Eric Bieniemy, the former offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, is currently on the hunt for new opportunities. Sources suggest that he could potentially return to the Chiefs for the 2024 season. If this were to happen, his title would likely be “assistant head coach,” with Matt Nagy remaining as the offensive coordinator. This move would benefit the team greatly, considering Bieniemy’s previous success with players during his tenure with the Chiefs.

During his time with the Chiefs, quarterback Patrick Mahomes credited Bieniemy for setting a high standard of accountability when things weren’t going well. Before the AFC Championship game, Bieniemy met with Mahomes and other players, causing them to feel “chill bumps.” When concerns were raised about Bieniemy coaching Commanders players too hard, Mahomes came to his defense 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 an offensive coordinator position with Seattle Seahawks. However, Ryan Grubb ended up getting that position instead. 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 even make a strong pitch for him to take on this role.

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