Full Autonomy | Would Offensive Guru Eric Bieniemy Leave Kansas City For Same Position With Commanders Or Ravens?

The Kansas City Chiefs are in their third Super Bowl in five seasons. The Andy Reid, Eric Bieniemy and Patrick Mahomes trio has pushed all the right buttons since Mahomes took the reins as QB in 2018 and Bieniemy was promoted to the team’s offensive coordinator.

But there’s growing sentiment that Bieniemy would like to have full offensive play-calling autonomy, something he’ll never have with Andy Reid in KC.

Does Eric Bieniemy Want To Leave Kansas City?

While Bieniemy is involved in the play calls, Reid is the team’s primary play-caller, and the belief is Bieniemy would need to call plays by himself in order to land a head coach position.

Last week during an appearance of “The Pat McAfee Show,” NFL reporter Ian Rappaport mentioned that he believed Bieniemy could bolt K.C. for either Washington or Baltimore.

“I think Bieniemy is really in-play for a play-calling OC job, a couple of different ways places. Baltimore, and I think the Commanders is really one to consider. So you’d be like, he’s already an OC; why would he leave Mahomes? He shares play-calling with Andy Reid, he does a lot of it, but he shares it.“

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On Wednesday ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted out the same two teams who may figure into Bieniemy’s future.

Would EB really leave K.C. and the game’s best QB to take a job in Chocolate City or Charm City?

Bieniemy Is A Lame Duck Coach 

After not landing a head coach position during last season’s hiring cycle, Bieniemy signed a one-year deal to return to the Chiefs. After Sunday’s Super Bowl, he pretty much becomes a free agent, and the likelihood of him landing a head coaching gig this cycle looks very faint.

With just two head coach positions needing to be filled in Arizona and Indianapolis, it’s not looking good for Bieniemy, who tweeted that he’s only focused on Sunday’s game and his feet are currently planted where he is. In essence, saying he’s not thinking about his next destination.

Regardless of what happens on Sunday, it could be the last time we see the offensive guru stalk the sidelines at Arrowhead Stadium working his magic with Patrick Mahomes. Bieniemy could possibly decide to return to Kansas City if all else fails.  

Why The Ravens And Commanders Are Intriguing

Bieniemy would be a great fit in Baltimore because he’d have the opportunity to coach Lamar Jackson once he works out a deal with Baltimore. If Jackson leaves or holds out for a trade, then the job becomes less desirable. The allure is Jackson, and that’s the only way they’ll land someone of Bieniemy’s caliber, if rumors are true.

The Commanders have more offensive playmakers but lack the signal-caller, which is something they are still desperately hoping to address via free agency. Wide receivers Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson are all explosive. Running backs Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson are also talented and would give Bieniemy plenty of talent in D.C. to work with.

While all that sounds good, Bieniemy would be crazy to leave K.C. for either of those teams if it doesn’t lead to a head coaching position, which he’s earned 100 times over by now. So, until a team gives him a shot to be the top dog, the grass is greener in K.C. by miles.

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