Former Chiefs and Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is currently seeking employment and there are indications that he could return to the Chiefs in 2024. According to a source familiar with the situation, Bieniemy may be given the title of “assistant head coach,” with Matt Nagy continuing to serve as offensive coordinator. This move would be mutually beneficial for Bieniemy and the team in multiple ways.
During the season, when the Chiefs were struggling, quarterback Patrick Mahomes credited Bieniemy with setting the standard for accountability. Prior to the AFC Championship game, Bieniemy’s meeting with the team gave players “chill bumps,” as described by Mahomes. Despite concerns about his coaching style being too hard on Commanders players, Mahomes stood by Bieniemy before the season.
It is worth noting that Bieniemy did not meet with the Chiefs before Super Bowl LVIII, as he was being considered for the offensive coordinator position with the Seahawks. However, the job was ultimately given to someone else. There is also a possibility that Bieniemy could return to the Chiefs as head coach, especially if Andy Reid retires after the upcoming game. In such a scenario, players like Mahomes and Travis Kelce are expected to support Bieniemy both privately and publicly.