Brian Flores backs up Eric Bieniemy’s hopes for a head coaching job in the NFL.
Andy Reid isn’t the only franchise leader in the National Football League who believes Eric Bieniemy should join the head coaching fraternity. Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores spoke about Bieniemy’s credentials to lead a team of his own this week—as his own franchise prepares to host the Kansas City Chiefs—and stated “something’s wrong” if this offseason hiring carousel leaves him without a job once again.
For the last two offseasons, NFL teams have invited Bieniemy to interview for a number of jobs, but each time, he’s returned to the sidelines for the Chiefs as teams have went with other hires. At first, it was pointed out that Bieniemy might need more time at the coordinator level, but at this point, such ideas are laughable. Bieniemy has put in his time.
By the time a team presumably hires him, Bieniemy will have served alongside Andy Reid and the consistently successful Chiefs for the last eight full seasons. He’s led a running backs room that worked with superstars like Jamaal Charles and developed longshots like Spencer Ware. For the last few years, he’s served as OC for a Super Bowl contender (and winner), even as he’s watched less qualified men inherit head coaching gigs around the league.
As the Dolphins prepare to play the Chiefs on Sunday, Flores was asked about Bieniemy and he made his beliefs clear: “If EB’s not a head coach here soon, something’s wrong.”
One rumor earlier this season noted that former Chiefs GM John Dorsey could be a package deal with Bieniemy, but all of that is speculation at this point. What is clear is that Bieniemy finally seems destined to land a head coaching job in 2020-21. Even opposing head coaches are pushing for it.