Eric Bieniemy deserves plenty of credit for the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent surge.
He’s orchestrated their explosive offense and has helped Patrick Mahomes become the best quarterback in the National Football League.
So, now that the Washington Commanders are reportedly close to luring him away from Arrowhead Stadium, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Chiefs might have already found a successor.
Per Rapoport, the new Offensive Coordinator would come from within, as Matt Nagy is currently leading the race to replace Bieniemy.
With the expected OC opening in Kansas City, Matt Nagy quickly emerges as the top choice to fill Eric Bieniemy's shoes after the #Chiefs complete their process. He's currently senior assistant and quarterbacks coach. https://t.co/95AJmrWEcq
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2023
Nagy has been serving as a senior assistant and quarterbacks coach for the Chiefs since being fired by the Chicago Bears.
Ironically, the Bears had one of the worst offenses in the league during Nagy’s tenure as HC, so Chiefs fans might not exactly be pleased to hear this news.
At least, they can always count on Andy Reid to take the reins and do the playcalling if — when — Nagy starts making mistakes, should that be the case.
As for Bieniemy, he’d now get to work with another young quarterback in Sam Howell, providing that’s the direction HC Ron Rivera decides to go with next season.
The Commanders are nowhere near as good as the Chiefs are, and they might struggle in an NFC East division that became quite competitive all of a sudden.
Notably, it’s time he gets the opportunity to become a Head Coach after all the success he’s found in Missouri, but that’s just the way these things go in the National Football League.NEXT: Everyone Is Talking About What Patrick Mahomes Did At Super Bowl Parade