Chargers Request Eric Bieniemy Interview

The Chargers have requested permission to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for their head coaching job, as Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets. The Lions, Falcons, and Jets are also expected to chat with Bieniemy, who profiles as one of the hottest candidates in this cycle.

The former running back spent four years with the Chargers back in the day and was even with the club for their early 90s Super Bowl trip. These days, he’s known as the mastermind behind one of the game’s most electric offenses. The Chargers are looking for someone to develop Justin Herbert into an elite quarterback, and Bieniemy has been widely credited for Patrick Mahomes‘ success.

In 2020, Bieniemy met with the Browns, Giants, and Panthers about their head coaching vacancies. Last year, he chatted with the Bucs and Dolphins. He didn’t land a HC job either time, but it would be a shock to see him passed over in 2021.

After a losing year full of near-victories, the Chargers are set to pick No. 13 overall in the spring.

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7 comments on “Chargers Request Eric Bieniemy Interview

  1. bigeasye

    Probably Chris Berman’s best nickname of all time Eric “Sleeping With” Bienemy

  2. saluelthpops

    Is Bieniemy the “mastermind” or is it Reid? I don’t know the answer for sure, but this is the dilemma with which these front offices will have to wrestle. The Chiefs have lost a couple OC’s to head coaching positions in recent years. The Chiefs continue to hum along while the Eagles and Bears can’t seem to get it going.

  3. Simmons>Russ

    This guy is so under rated, look at all of Andy Reid’s former assistants now coaches. If anything this guy has had the most success helping make Pat Mahomes

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