Former Chiefs Coach Reflects on Super Bowl Run and New Role

David Kaestle
Eric Bieniemy will get his shot at fully running an offense in Washington.
Eric Bieniemy will get his shot at fully running an offense in Washington. / Associated Press

After winning Super Bowl LVII, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy decided it was time to move on. Despite years of being the OC for one of the best offenses in the NFL, Bieniemy had failed to secure a head coaching job.

He has been a big part of the last few coaching cycles, landing some interviews, but never actually being hired to be a head coach. The knocks around Bieniemy tend to be focused on the fact that he doesn't call the offensive plays for the Chiefs, Andy Reid does.

Despite Reid endlessly praising Bieniemy's work and efforts over the years, he never got his shot. It seems as though this offseason, Bieniemy wanted to try and change the narrative. He accepted the offensive coordinator role with the Washington Commanders, only this role comes with a lot more power and responsibility than he had with the Chiefs, including calling all the offensive plays.

Bieniemy commented on how much of a whirlwind the past few weeks have been. From winning the Super Bowl, to facing the reality of leaving the organization he's been with since 2013.

It was clear this decision weighed on Bieniemy, but also not one he made hastily. It seems like its something he has been mulling for a while.

This is a good opportunity for Bieniemy to fully prove himself running an offense from top to bottom. By the same token, he won't have anywhere near the weapons he had in Kansas City, first and foremost the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes.

Washington's quarterback situation is pretty bleak right now, with Sam Howell as the projected starter next season. However, things could quickly change with both free agency and the NFL Draft still to come this offseason.

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