Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Chiefs RBs coach Eric Bieniemy has the “inside track” to replace Matt Nagy as the team’s 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.