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The hottest and most sought after soon to be head coach in the National Football League is Eric Bieniemy, the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. The question is not if he will be a head coach in the NFL in 2019 but where will he be walking the sidelines.
So why is the Chiefs offensive coordinator such a hot hire?
All around the league players and coaches praise the role Bieniemy has played in getting Kansas City, the AFC’s top seed at 12-4, while running the league’s best offense in 2018. He has been able to mix young talent with established stars without ego problems and create a true Super Bowl contender.
So very few understand the scope of the contributions of Bieniemy, given his work with the top MVP candidate the Chiefs young quarterback Patrick Mahomes and coach Andy Reid, who has called plays all season (his past two offensive coordinators became head coaches, Chicago’s Matt Nagy and Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson, called the plays). He would be a perfect fit to help any team with a young quarterback and that includes the Bucs Jamesis Winston.
The Tampa Bay Bucs General Manager, Jason Licht made the trip to Kansas City this week where he and the Chief OC had a face-to-face interview. Since Kansas City won the AFC West, they have a first-round bye, which gives Bieniemy a chance to interview with teams regarding coaching vacancies.
At last count there was a line at the Kansas City Airport car rental counter that included representatives from the Cincinnati Bengals, the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, and Arizona Cardinals all will have met with Bieniemy by the end of today.
So, if Bieniemy, is the Bucs man then they better make an offer quickly because if they don’t others will.
Here is some background on the Chiefs offensive coordinator.
Bieniemy, played nine years in the NFL as a running back, was promoted to offensive coordinator by the Chiefs this year after five seasons as the team’s running backs coach. He guided Kansas City to a team-record 565 points in 2018 as the Chiefs finished atop the league rankings in that category as well as in total yards 6,810. Kansas City also ranked first in yards per play (6.84), first in yards per pass