Chiefs Tweet Emotional Thank You to Eric Bieniemy
After winning their second Super Bowl in four seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs still have work to do this offseason. One of their top priorities will be finding a new offensive coordinator to replace Eric Bieniemy, who is moving on to the Washington Commanders.
The Chiefs thanked Bieniemy for all of his contributions to the organization with a heartfelt tweet on Monday morning.
Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator
As Kansas City's offensive coordinator from 2018-2022, Bieniemy was instrumental in the Chiefs' two championships during that time, as well as Patrick Mahomes' emergence into a two-time MVP. Prior to that, Bieniemy was the team's running backs coach from 2013-2017.
While Bieniemy was clearly a great fit on Andy Reid's staff, he'll be getting a well-deserved promotion with the Commanders. The 53-year-old signed a two-year deal with Washington to be their offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, potentially putting him on track to take over head coaching duties from Ron Rivera in the near future. He'll also have full play-calling duties, which he shared with Reid in Kansas City.
With Bieniemy gone, Matt Nagy is expected to replace him for the Chiefs. Nagy is currently a senior assistant and quarterbacks coach for Kansas City and previously served as the team's OC before Bieniemy in 2016 and 2017.
While that should be a relatively smooth transition, time will tell if Nagy is able to have the same level of success with the Chiefs' offense that Bieniemy did.