KC Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieinemy has been shut out of the head coach hirings once again and that means he’ll be extra motivated moving forward.
For the second straight year, Eric Bieinemy has interviewed for multiple head coach jobs and not been hired. It’s an odd situation and while it’d be great to see Bieiniemy get a head coach position, him not getting hired means he’ll be the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2021.
Since Bieinemy took over as the offensive coordinator in 2018, the Chiefs’ total offense has been a top 10 unit and a top-five passing offense. Since he’ll return in 2021, expect the Chiefs’ offense to continue to sit near the top of the board.
It seemed like a near certainty that Bieniemy would get his shot to run an NFL team this year, but for whatever reason, it didn’t happen. He was passed on by the likes of Dan Campbell (Lions), David Culley (Texans), Nick Sirianni (Eagles), and Brandon Staley (Chargers) who all were hired to coach teams.
Eric Bieniemy returning to the KC Chiefs for at least another year will continue to make them the team to beat.
While Bieniemy isn’t the one calling plays, he has cooked up some nifty offensive play calls. The most famous is the one the Chiefs ran at the goal line in Super Bowl LIV where the offense lined up, spun to the right (which confused the defense) and Damien Williams was able to take advantage by sneaking in for the touchdown.
Bieniemy found this play in the 1948 Rose Bowl between Michigan and USC and brought it to the table for the biggest game of the season. Those are the contributions Bieniemy has had with this offense since taking over in 2018 and he’s going to continue to work hard to find unique plays and prove he’s not only a good offensive coordinator but that he could make it work as a head coach too.
Teams had a chance to steal Bieniemy away from the Chiefs and no one bit. This would have been a brilliant opportunity for the Chargers to not only steal Bieniemy away but to get stronger offensively themselves. Bieniemy could have revealed a lot of dirt on the Chiefs had he gone to a division rival, but now that he’s back for another season, you best believe he’s going to give it everything he’s got, which will pay dividends for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hopefully, Bieniemy gets a chance to prove himself in the future, but the KC Chiefs are glad to have him for another year because this offense has flourished under him.