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Andy Reid, head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, says the Philadelphia Eagles never considered Eric Bieniemy.
Before the big game this weekend, coaching staffs across the NFL will be rounded. The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who most believed would be the first board candidate, has yet to be hired.
Bieniemy joined the Kansas City coaching staff in 2013 as a running back coach after serving as the Colorado Buffaloes’ offensive coordinator for the 2011-12 season. He switched to the role of offensive coordinator for the Chiefs in 2018 and became popular mainly because of their offensive, which produced a Super Bowl last season, which they will defend this season.
For several weeks there were rumors about which team would win the Bieniemy Sweepstakes, but when the off-season came for the teams in need of new leadership, the phone didn’t ring as expected.
Although Bieniemy has been interviewed by the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans, who are primarily campaigning for his recruitment, he is still in the market. Both Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy, who were in the position before Bieniemy, now have head coaching jobs in the league.
The Philadelphia Eagles never interviewed Eric Bieniemy
Just a week after Bieniemy gave this incredible quote about the hiring process, it turned out that the Philadelphia Eagles hadn’t even interviewed him. The Eagles, who needed a new coach to figure out their tumultuous quarterback situation, ended up on Nick Sirianni instead.
Seven head coaching jobs have been up this off-season so it’s definitely interesting to see Bieniemy run away without one. He’ll have his hands full this weekend planning a Tampa Bay defense that likely ended Drew Brees’ career.
It seems like Bieniemy is heading back to the Chiefs next season, but we’ll see if the NFL offseason offers more coaching surprises.