5 Coaches who could replace Atlanta Falcons Arthur Smith in 2023
By Nick Halden
3. Eric Bieniemy
Is there any logical explanation as to why Eric Bieniemy hasn’t already earned an opportunity in this league? He certainly has put in the work with a resume more impressive than many of the coaches chosen for vacant jobs this off-season. He has worked his way up the ranks starting as a running backs coach with Colorado before spending time with UCLA, Minnesota Vikings, and back to Colorado as the offensive coordinator before landing with the Chiefs as the running backs coach.
Eric worked as the running backs coach until 2018 when he took over as the offensive coordinator a position he has held since. During his tenure, he has helped consistently lead the Chiefs to the top of the league in offense and been a part of the rise of Patrick Mahomes and two Super Bowl appearances.
Much like Leftwich, it is very possible that part of the reason Eric continues to get overlooked is due to the fact Mahomes and Reid are both considered to be at the top of the league at their respective positions. While this is more than fair Eric has earned to chance to be given a head coaching job and prove he was a contributing factor to the Chiefs’ recent dominance.