5 NFL coordinators poised to be first-time head coaches

Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
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Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

124. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Offensive Coordinator. Eric Bieniemy. 1. Kansas City Chiefs. player

This is so painfully obvious. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy should already be a head coach. He was passed over by all five vacancies in the NFL last hiring cycle. Had the Houston Texans done the right thing and canned Bill O’Brien, they should have hired the man who hung over half a hundred on them in the AFC Divisional round to end their season.

Bieniemy had the opportunity to lead his alma mater Colorado Buffaloes once Mel Tucker departed for the Michigan State Spartans gig. Even though Bieniemy is one of the greatest players in Colorado history, he turned down a potential dream job for something even bigger: The chance to lead his own NFL team. He will be the top first-time head-coaching candidate of the field.

Should the Atlanta Falcons decide enough is enough with Dan Quinn, do you think Bieniemy would turn down an opportunity to coach a future hall-of-fame quarterback on a first-class organization? If the Jacksonville Jaguars clear house, why would he not want to be the head coach lucky enough to get either Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields right out of college?

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In the meantime, all Bieniemy needs to do is put his superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes in positions to succeed and reap the benefits of being Andy Reid’s next great disciple. It’s worked well for the likes of Ron Rivera, John Harbaugh, Sean McDermott, Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy. Bieniemy is next and he will be leading his own NFL team without question in 2021.