With coaching jobs opening after 2020, will Bieniemy stay with the Chiefs or will he take another route in his coaching career?
Hello again everyone and welcome to another week of the ArrowChop! This is the column where we look at the positives/negatives of a certain Chiefs/NFL issue and look at both sides of the isle. Then you, the readers, will come to your conclusions after I lay out the case. So sit back, relax, and enjoy as we breakdown this week’s hot topic.
With the 2020 season coming up, many coaches are on the hot seat in the NFL. Examples include the Lions with Matt Patrica and the Falcons with Dan Quinn, which shows that there will be a good amount of coaching jobs up for grabs after 2020. A head coaching candidate that has shown promise is none other than the Chiefs very own Eric Bieniemy as he has promise as an exciting HC. He has already received a head coaching opportunity from the Cardinals in 2019 and has been interviewed by multiple teams. We have to ask ourselves if Bieniemy will stay as the Chiefs offensive coordinator after 2020. Let’s lay our both sides of the case and see what the arguments are!
Bieniemy will stay with the Chiefs after 2020
One key reason why he’ll stay with the Chiefs is due to the fathomable success he has had already. Ever since he was promoted to an offensive coordinator back in 2018, we have been ranked in the top 10 for total offense. He also has a conference championship appearance in 2018 and a Super Bowl win this past season. With effective weapons like Mahomes and Hill, he is able to shape the offense like no coordinator has been able to and he would be able to make stunning offensive schemes for years to come. Due to his value, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Chiefs tried in all of their power to keep him.
Another reason would be how he loves his job already. He has stated that “I love my job. I have no complaints (about) what I do and how I do it.” This shows that he loves the Chiefs and what he does for/with the organization. When you have a great paying coaching gig plus a high chance to win a ring every season due to the offense that you helped build, it offers you incentives to stay and continue to build with that team. There will be more spectacular offenses for years to come with his knowledge if he stays as the offensive coordinator.
Bieniemy doesn’t stay with the Chiefs after 2020
The main reason that comes up with this side of the debate is the number of job openings that will pop up after the 2020 season. As I’ve stated before, there will be multiple head-coaching jobs opening up after the season from teams that have coaches on the hot seat. Some examples may include the Jaguars, the Falcons, and/or the Lions if the coaches don’t perform to their expectations after the season. Biemiemy is high on the list of candidates to become one of 32 head coaches due to his experience with a championship team and his ability to build a core group of players.
This also boils down to another point as now after this season, he’ll have more experience as a coordinator which teams will most likely lean on. He has been passed on by many teams in 2018 after interviews with teams, like the Jets and Bengals, that have recently hired other head coaches with less NFL experience and other coaches looking for a second shot (per SBNation). None of these coaches went on to have a winning season. With three brand new head coaches entering the league, there was only one OC that was hired, which was Stefanski that was hired by the Browns, and he had only one year of experience as an offensive coordinator. Biemiemy has more exposure and knowledge as a coordinator, in general, which would give him an advantage over other NFL head coaching hopefuls. This could easily land him a spot.
In closing, these are the cases for both sides of the debate. What are your thoughts of Bieniemy staying with the Chiefs after the 2020 season? Leave a comment down below to join the discussion!
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