Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid isn’t worried about side-stepping the question. He’s always handled anything and everything about Eric Bieniemy with a straightforward approach, and he maintained that posture when speaking with Chiefs reporters on Friday.
While the Chiefs are focused on the task at hand, preparing to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening round of the NFL playoffs, it’s also time for another round of NFL franchises to hire a new head coach. Over the last three offseasons, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has interviewed for over 10 teams and yet each of those teams selected someone else in the end.
This offseason, the trend looks like it could continue with only a single team officially requesting time with Bieniemy so far—the Denver Broncos. The Minnesota Vikings are apparently connected with Bieniemy enough to have him listed as the favored candidate to take over, but Vegas is not the one calling the shots here.
Andy Reid spoke with reporters about Eric Bienieny’s availability.
Reid has commented on Bieniemy’s situation before, saying that he fully endorses his O.C. for a future head coaching opportunity to call his own. On this latest round with reporters on Friday, he also stated that the ongoing lack of interest in Bieniemy was “disappointing.”
Bieniemy has been the right-hand man for Reid’s offense for the last four full seasons, and he was the team’s running backs coach before that dating back to 2013. Before that he was an assistant head coach at the University of Colorado, his alma mater, and held the same post with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010.