Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has interviewed for every head coach opening…except one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the Texans did not request an interview with the coordinator.
To review, Bieniemy interviewed for both the Jaguars and Jets jobs today, he met with the Chargers yesterday, and he interviewed with the Falcons and Lions on Monday. In recent years, he also interviewed with the Buccaneers, Dolphins, Browns, Giants, and Panthers about their former openings. The 51-year-old has emerged as a major HC candidate in recent seasons after guiding Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense to a Super Bowl victory. After several years of interviewing, Bieniemy may finally get his shot in 2021.
That shot apparently won’t come in Houston. The organization was running both their head coaching search and GM search concurrently, with the latter being resolved following the expected hire of Patriots executive Nick Caserio. Now, Caserio will presumably have a say in the head coach search. So far this offseason, the Texans have been connected to a number of potential candidates, including former head coaches Marvin Lewis and Jim Caldwell, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady, and Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald.
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