Eric Bieniemy Arizona Cardinals' speculation: Coordinator candidate, but not head coach?
Eric Bieniemy has now helped the Kansas City Chiefs win two Super Bowls in four seasons as the team's offensive coordinator.
Could he be on the move from the organization? And could the Arizona Cardinals be a possible next team?
Speculation surrounding Bieniemy started swirling before Super Bowl 57 on Sunday in Arizona, when his agent, Jason Fletcher, told Pro Football Talk that the offensive coordinator had an "outside shot" at the head coaching position for the Indianapolis Colts.
Then, the agent told PFT that Bieniemy had other options for next season, listing the Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Commanders and Arizona Cardinals' offensive coordinator jobs as possibilities for his client, with Arizona's job "depending on who is hired."
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Bieniemy has been passed up for several NFL coaching jobs, and PFT's Mike Florio wrote that "maybe Bieniemy will have to work magic with another offense before owners finally realize that he deserves a chance."
Many writers and NFL fans on social media, however, had different ideas for Bieniemy.
They called for the Cardinals to hire him as their head coach, not as their offensive coordinator after the Chiefs' 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 57.
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New York Giants coach Mike Kafka, who previously worked under Bieniemy in Kansas City as quarterbacks coach in Kansas City, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon are believed to be the finalist for the Cardinals' head coaching job.
Bieniemy hasn't interviewed for the position, a fact that didn't sit well with many on social media.
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Social media sounded off on Eric Bieniemy and the Arizona Cardinals coaching job:
Should the Cardinals consider hiring Eric Bieniemy as their head coach?
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