Eric Bieniemy has worked wonders alongside Andy Reid as the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator over the last three years. Three straight years with a top-five scoring offense and some of the most impressive passing numbers the league has ever seen have made him all but a lock for a head coaching job in 2021.
Chiefs fans will be sad to see him go, but the loss isn't exactly a surprise, and you can be sure the organization has been making plans for a possible replacement all season.
With that in mind, here are the three most likely replacements for Bieniemy.
1. Mike Kafka, QB Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
Once a Philadelphia Eagles quarterback under Andy Reid, Mike Kafka spent 2018 and 2019 as the Chiefs' quarterbacks coach before having "passing game coordinator" added to his title in 2020. He looks to be on the fast-track to becoming an offensive coordinator, and continuing his growth in KC makes tons of sense. Not only does he have a history with Andy Reid, but serving as Patrick Mahomes' OC for a few years could also put him in prime position to land an eventual head-coaching gig.
2. Duce Staley, RB Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
Duce Staley is another candidate that has a long history with Reid. He played five years under Reid in Philly, and Reid was still the Eagles' head coach when Staley joined that staff as a special teams quality control coach. Staley has worked his way up the ranks, serving as the running backs coach since 2013 and also the assistant head coach since 2018.
3. Luke Getsy, QB Coach, Green Bay Packers
Luke Getsy is the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks coach and in 2020 was named the passing game coordinator as well. With Aaron Rodgers putting up some of the best numbers of his career despite the Packers' front office refusing to bring in any help this offseason, expect Getsy to receive plenty of OC buzz this offseason. The Chiefs' OC job has to be one of the most appealing for any young coach right now, and it's hard to imagine he turns down the opportunity if it's presented to him.
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