The New York Jets completed their interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. This is the first candidate to complete an interview with the team. Bieniemy previously interviewed with the Jets back in 2019 before the team hired Adam Gase.
The Kansas City Chiefs hired Eric Bieniemy to be the team’s offensive coordinator in 2018. This came shortly after the Chicago Bears hired Matt Nagy to be their head coach. Previously, Bieniemy was the Chiefs’ running back coach from 2013-2017.
Other teams like the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons have also requested Bieniemy for their head coaching vacancy.
Patrick Mahomes said this about his offensive coordinator:
“If you see how our offense has produced over these last few years he’s been one the most vital pieces of that,” Mahomes said. “Obviously I want him to be here, but I understand that he deserves a chance to go out there and coach his own team and run his own organization. I mean he’s a guy that will hold everybody in that organization accountable, he’s going to build the culture the right way. And obviously, he knows how to call the plays and do that stuff and produce on the field, and so there’s no real negative about it, so I don’t understand why he wouldn’t get one (head coaching job) in this kind of cycle.”
The only knock on Eric Bieniemy is his inexperience with offensive play-calling. Andy Reid calls the plays the majority of the time for the Chiefs.
The Jets have yet to interview these candidates they requested: