Washington Commanders Grant Kansas City Chiefs OC 2nd Interview

The Kansas City Chiefs may soon be parting ways with their longtime offensive coordinator. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Eric Bieniemy will interview with the Washington Commanders a second time today and will likely be named the team's new offensive coordinator.

Bieniemy has been with the Chiefs since 2013, first as their running backs coach, then as their OC from 2018 on. He has coached the team to three Super Bowls (including two wins) and four top-five finishes in points scored.

Bieniemy has interviewed for head coaching opportunities on multiple occasions, but nothing has materialized so far. The fact that he will be accepting a lateral move with a lesser franchise suggests teams believe he needs to pad his resume a little more. Bieniemy has yet to call plays while serving under offensive-minded head coach Andy Reid, so it appears teams aren't giving him much credit for the Chiefs' spectacular success.

Still, not calling plays hasn't stopped other, much less successful offensive coordinators from jumping to head coaching opportunities. Kevin O'Connell was hired as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2022; he only served as OC for one year with the Los Angeles Rams under play-calling head coach Sean McVay. Hopefully, Bieniemy will be able to prove his doubters wrong with the Commanders this year and earn a much-deserved head coaching opportunity sooner than later.

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