Redskins: 30 candidates who could potentially replace Jay Gruden as head coach
The Kansas City Chiefs offense has been spectacular over the course of the past two seasons. That’s partially due to Andy Reid. It’s also due to the other-worldly talent of Patrick Mahomes.
But let’s not take away credit from the team’s offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. He has done a great job of seamlessly taking over for the team’s former coordinator turner Bears head coach, Matt Nagy, and has done well to create a well-balanced offense.
Despite having turnover at receiver and running back (especially after the release of Kareem Hunt), Bieniemy has been able to find ways to keep the Chiefs offense clicking. He has integrated a number of different pieces into the unit including Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy, and Demarcus Robinson and deserves credit for being able to get the most out of them.
Bieniemy has nearly a year and a half of offensive coordinator experience under his belt. That may not seem like a lot, but he played at the NFL level as a running back and has a lot of upside. He could unleash the potential of Dwayne Haskins and create a strong running game with Derrius Guice and Bryce Love, provided that both can get healthy.
It doesn’t hurt his cause that former Reid assistants like Nagy and Doug Pederson have found success in the NFL, so Bieniemy should be well-prepared for that.
Bieniemy was my top potential replacement candidate for Jay Gruden last year. Nine months later, that hasn’t changed. If they can get him to come to Washington, it could end up being a good fit. And his lack of experience could end up being a blessing, as he will be hungry to prove himself early in his career.