Three KC Chiefs assistants with head coaching potential for 2023
By Jacob Milham
Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy
"“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” — Terry Bradshaw"
You can’t think of head coaching candidates without mentioning Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. It is a yearly exercise now. The cycle is very tiresome. Bieniemy is the offensive coordinator for one of the league’s best offenses, gets a few interviews, then returns to Kansas City. Each time he has returned, Chiefs fans’ patience has worn thin.
Bieniemy’s resume is stacked so that is not the issue. There has to be something behind the scenes or some level of prejudice that follows him from interview to interview. His resume already has him linked to the Broncos’ coaching vacancy, according to Josina Anderson. His interview there recently should have included Bieniemy as a lead candidate for the position too. This is likely to be one of many he will be linked to. If you ranked head coaching candidates by resume only, Bieniemy would only trail former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Bieniemy needs a change of scenery, whether it be another coordinator job in the NFL or maybe a head coaching job in college. The former running backs coach has climbed to his current position in a conventional manner, but his issues are not normal. He needs to take an abnormal approach to get a head coaching job.