Eric Bieniemy as Ted Lasso
At first it might seem weird to try to link an NFL coordinator with the very coach the entire show is named after, but it works here. Trust me.
Ted Lasso is initially cast as a coach that won’t make it, a former D-II American football coach brought over to (unbeknownst to him) sink Richmond FC, a club in the English Premiere League. It appears that lame NFL owners also look at Bieniemy through the same lens, which is the only reason why we can explain his ongoing tenure with the Chiefs as their offensive coordinator.
Even more, which single coach on the Chiefs embodies Ted Lasso’s chatty charisma, positive leadership, and ultimate belief in players. Bieniemy bleeds for his players. He loves them at every turn. He wants and believes the best for them. He’s the ultimate motivator. Plus no one is exactly sure what creativity he adds to the overall package, but we’re glad here’s there.