Chiefs news: Matt Nagy makes list of top 10 offensive coordinators

More than one familiar face makes this year's list.

May 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) talks with
May 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) talks with / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have no shortage of experts on the offensive side of the ball. From a legendary offensive genius running the entire operation in Andy Reid to former head coaches now in line as assistants, the Chiefs have kept a nice pipeline of strong minds on the coaching staff on that side of the ball.

This year, the Chiefs endured a pretty major shift on their coaching staff with the loss of 10-year assistant Eric Bieniemy to the Washington Commanders. While Bieniemy didn't get the head coaching post he desired (and deserved), he still took the lateral opp to be an offensive coordinator in a new environment.

With Bieniemy out the door, the Chiefs now turn to Matt Nagy to take the reins of the position—a post he should be very comfortable with already. Nagy was already the offensive coordinator before Bieniemy in 2017—Alex Smith's final season with the team—before going on to coach the Chicago Bears for four seasons. Nagy returned last year having been fired in the Windy City and it was an obvious order of succession for Nagy to slide into the role.

Matt Nagy and Eric Bieniemy are both celebrated in Pro Football Focus's list of the top 10 OCs in 2023.

No one in Chiefs Kingdom is expecting any real drop in production since Nagy's body of experience is substantial, and the folks at Pro Football Focus feel the same way apparently.

PFF recently released their list of the top 10 offensive coordinators in the NFL for the 2023 season and both Bieniemy and Nagy made the list. Bieniemy comes in at No. 6 overall while Nagy is at No. 8, but PFF does admit that EB's situation is rather dicey knowing that a poor showing in his first season in Washington could, fair or unfair, bolster the idea that he wasn't ready for a head coaching role.

The problem for Chiefs offensive assistants will always be about stepping away from the shadow of Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. Those two will make everyone around them look good, but it's also true that the Chiefs are an ideal organization in which to learn the craft.

How will EB fare in the nation's capital? What changes will Nagy make to the offense? It should be fun to see the level of impact that this season's coaching changes will make going forward.