For the third consecutive season, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is up for a head-coaching position. Virtual interviews for head coaching candidates with a bye week in the playoffs (such as Bieniemy) can begin taking place this week.
We’ll keep this page updated with everything we know.
Former coach: Dan Quinn
Interest in Bieniemy? The Falcons confirmed they interviewed Bieniemy last Monday.
Decision: Arthur Smith
Former coach: Matt Patricia
Interest in Bieniemy? The Lions reportedly interviewed Bieniemy last Monday.
Decision: The Lions are reportedly waiting for Saints assistant Dan Campbell.
Former coach: Bill O’Brien
Interest in Bieniemy? The Texans reportedly requested an interview with Bieniemy. On Monday, Houston was reportedly conducting a virtual interview with him after the NFL was reported to have relaxed the rules, allowing head coaching candidates to be interviewed virtually before the Super Bowl bye or after the postseason.
Decision: David Culley
Former coach: Doug Marrone
Interest in Bieniemy? The Jaguars reportedly interviewed Bieniemy last Wednesday.
Decision: Urban Meyer
Los Angeles Chargers
Former coach: Anthony Lynn
Interest in Bieniemy? The Chargers reportedly interviewed Bieniemy last Tuesday.
Decision: Brandon Staley
New York Jets
Former coach: Adam Gase
Interest in Bieniemy? The Jets confirmed they interviewed Bieniemy last Wednesday.
Decision: Robert Saleh
Former coach: Doug Pederson
Interest in Bieniemy? The Eagles reportedly requested an interview on Saturday. The NFL is reported to have relaxed the rules, allowing head-coaching candidates to be interviewed virtually before the Super Bowl bye or after the postseason.
Decision: Nick Sirianni
Over the past two offseasons, Bieniemy has reportedly interviewed with the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants — and none of those led to a position. He also reportedly turned down an interview from the Arizona Cardinals.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on Bieniemy (January 4)
“I think he’s top-notch. At the risk of being redundant, I have not seen many guys that are as great a leader as he is of men. And in this business, that’s huge. You’re never going to have to worry about Eric Bieniemy, never—on the field, off the field. He’s going to be honest with you and straightforward, and then he knows the offense. So, those are all important things, but to be a head coach, if you’re going to survive in this business, you better be honest with the people you deal with and you better have a plan for them. Guys want to know where they’re at and where they’re going, and most of us do. And when they don’t have that put in place, then they drift, and then that’s where teams fall apart. So, he knows how to do that part and do it well.”