The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have named Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator.
We have named Eric Bieniemy Offensive Coordinator.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 9, 2018
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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs expected to name RBs coach Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator, replacing Matt Nagy.
Rapoport says that the two parties are in talks right now and a deal should be in place in the next day or so.
Yesterday, Rapoport said that Bieniemy had the “inside track” to be the team’s new offensive coordinator now that Bears have hired Nagy as their new head coach.
The Chiefs have lost two offensive coordinators in recent years, but it looks like they’ll likely continue to promote from within for this job.
It’s worth mentioning that Chiefs assistant HC Brad Childress, who was the team’s offensive coordinator in 2016, is planning to retire (NFLTR).
Bieniemy, 48, played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Chargers, Bengals and Eagles before retiring in 1999. His NFL coaching career began in 2006 when he took over as the Vikings’ RBs coach.
The Chiefs hired him for the same position in 2013 and he’s remained in Kansas City ever since.
We’ll have more regarding the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator job as the news is available.