Eric Bieniemy favorite to become Chiefs’ offensive coordinator

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Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy has the “inside track” to replace Matt Nagy as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport reports.

The Bears hired Nagy as their head coach Monday, creating the vacancy in Kansas City.

Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is planning to retire, putting him out of the running to become the team’s offensive coordinator.

Bieniemy, 48, began his NFL coaching career in 2006 as the Vikings’ running backs coach. Kansas City hired him as its running backs coach in 2013 after he spent two seasons as the University of Colorado’s offensive coordinator.

He played running back for 10 seasons in the NFL for the Chargers, Bengals and Eagles.

It wouldn’t come as a surprise if head coach Andy Reid, who gave up play-calling duties to Nagy during the 2017 season, returned to calling the plays in 2018.

Whoever calls the plays might have a new quarterback to call them for, as the Chiefs could move on from Alex Smith with first-rounder Patrick Mahomes waiting in the wings.

13 responses to “Eric Bieniemy favorite to become Chiefs’ offensive coordinator

  1. Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is planning to retire, putting him out of the running to become the team’s offensive coordinator.
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    I think it would be more accurate to say Brad Childress was out of the running to become the team’s offensive coordinator so he retired.

  2. Reid didn’t give up the play calling duties. That second half had his stink all over it.

  3. As a Colorado Buffs fan, I remember how excited I was that Eric Bienemy was hired as Offensive Coordinator. In 2 years, the Buffs went 4-21 with arguably the most anemic offense I’ve ever witnessed at any level. He called the most uninspired plays ever imagined, like he was coaching a game in 1982. He would be terrible for a natural pocket passer like Mahomes. As a Broncos fan, I love the hire!

  4. Shocked that veteran Brad Childress did not apply for any of the vacant HC jobs, e.g., Arizona, Indy, Motor City.

  5. If they don’t bring in OC from outside the organization, Andy will take over play calling again. We all know how the offense will look if that happens……..

  6. I will never forget after the chargers beat the Steelers partying at the Murph waiting for the bolts to come back. Ran into Bienemy leaving the stadium and his famous saying at the time. “back to the beach”

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