Chiefs' Bieniemy to Packers?

Will Murphy interview KC offensive coor. for head coach?

Mike Clemens
December 23, 2018 - 11:30 am

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Green Bay, WI - When the Green Bay Packers will be allowed to speak to current NFL assistant coaches for their head coaching vacancy next week Monday, Dec. 31st, should they consider Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy? 

Former Chiefs coordinator, and Packers back-up quarterback Doug Pederson left Kansas City to take over the Philadelphia Eagles and did something his mentor Andy Reid couldn't accomplish - win a Super Bowl for Philly. 

Another Chiefs coordinator, Matt Nagy left Reid and KC for the Chicgo Bears. They have clinched the NFC North division title and are returning to the playoffs for the first time since January, 2011. 

Currently the Kansas City Chiefs have the #1 ranked offense in the National Football League, surpassing a hot start by the Los Angeles Rams and their head coach who is the talk of the league, Sean McVay, 32.

It doesn't hurt that Bieniemy has Andy Reid as the play caller, and the #1 quarterback in football, Patrick Mahomes, 23, tossing darts all over the field. 

Bieniemy, 49, is a former running back out of Colorado, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting, behind winner Ty Detmer, BYU, a former Packers & Eagles quarterback. 

The San Diego Chargers drafted Bieniemy in the 2nd round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He was on the 1994 team that was the Chargers only Super Bowl appearance, losing to Steve Young and the 49ers. 

Since then Bieniemy has been a running backs coach at Colorado, and later their offensive coordinator, where he coached future Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari.

Bieniemy was then hired as the Minnesota Vikings running backs coach where he had the pleasure of coaching the best back in franchise history, Adrian Peterson.

In 2013, Reid hired Bieniemy as his running backs coach, and was promoted to the role of offensive coordinator when Nagy left the Chiefs for the Bears 

The major question for the next head coach hired to take over the Green Bay Packers is, of course, will he be able to return Aaron Rodgers to his elite status?

Veteran sport columnist Tom Oates, Wisconsin State Journal, posted an interesting list of candidates that Packers CEO/President Mark Murphy and general Brian Gutenkunst should interview as they hire only the 4th coach to serve in Green Bay in the last 26 NFL seasons:  READ MORE