3 candidates to replace Matt Nagy now that he’s finally been fired

Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)
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Eric Bieniemy, Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
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Eric Bieniemy should get a head-coaching job this cycle, possibly with Chicago

With six jobs open, assuming Rich Bisaccia does not get the interim tag removed with the Las Vegas Raiders to become their full-time head coach, the stars are aligning for Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy to finally get what is his. This will be at least the third trip on the coaching carousel for Bieniemy. All it is going to take is for one NFL team to give him a chance.

What makes Chicago a very interesting landing spot for him is he can implement a lot of what has made Patrick Mahomes great in Kansas City schematically. Mahomes and Fields are different quarterbacks, but these pocket passers have shown they are not afraid to move the sticks with their legs from time to time. More importantly, Bieniemy is a former star running back as a coach.

This means the Bears will have an offensive identity upon Bieniemy’s arrival. He may not be elite at calling plays, but he can surely build a great offensive staff around him from his days with the Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings organization before that. Not only should Chicago be interested in Bieniemy, but he should draw interest for the Denver Broncos and the Vikings vacancies as well.

Bieniemy should become a NFL head coach in 2022, but he may have better options over Chicago.