Eric Bieniemy linked with potential vacancy
Eric Bieniemy becoming an NFL head coach has been a long time coming. The respected offensive mind remains in a coordinator position after being overlooked despite countless interviews, which played a leading role in his decision to leave the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in favor of the Washington Commanders earlier this year.
Bieniemy's hard-nosed coaching style hasn't gone over well with those unwilling to put in the effort. Others have responded well to his demands, but the offensive production is inconsistent thanks in no small part to playing behind constantly and Washington's suspect offensive line in front of quarterback Sam Howell.
However, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, Bieniemy is going to get some interview interest during the upcoming head coaching cycle. The insider also named one specific team who could covet his services.
"I’m told the Chicago Bears are expected to have interest in Commanders assistant head coach/ offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, among others, with general knowledge that current HC Matt Eberflus is under evaluation with the team at 4-8, per source."- Josina Anderson via X/Twitter
This would be a tremendous landing spot for Bieniemy if he doesn't get the Commanders' gig. The Chicago Bears are likely going to have the No. 1 pick and two in the top five after their trade last year with the Carolina Panthers, so this represents a solid platform from which to build with a storied NFL franchise.
Will this be the year for Bieniemy? Time will tell…