Indianapolis Colts Still Considering Kansas City Chiefs OC Bieniemy For HC

The Kansas City Chiefs may finally lose their offensive coordinator. According to KPRC2's Aaron Wilson, Eric Bieniemy remains in the running for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching opportunity and is also a desired target as an offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Commanders, and New York Jets. Bieniemy has been the Chiefs' offensive coordinator for the entirety of Patrick Mahomes' career as a starter. Together, they've finished as a top-five scoring offense in five of six years and made a pair of Super Bowls, winning one. Bieniemy has unquestionably led one of the league's elite offenses since first taking over as OC in 2018.

Unfortunately for Bieniemy, he has lived in the shadow of offensive-minded head coach Andy Reid. Reid has called plays on game day for the Chiefs for the entirety of Bieniemy's tenure and has absorbed a significant portion of the credit for the team's success.

Still, lack of playcalling experience hasn't hurt other offensive coordinators in their transition to head coaching. Former Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson went on to win a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, and former Los Angeles Rams coaches Matt LaFleur, Kevin O'Connell, and Zac Taylor have all led their new teams to playoff appearances despite never calling plays under head coach Sean McVay. Compared to all those success stories, Bieniemy is more than worthy of a shot at leading a franchise.
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