Saints eyeing Eric Bieniemy for head coaching vacancy

Eric Bieniemy (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Eric Bieniemy (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

The coaching net has now been cast just a bit wider for the New Orleans Saints. Since the unexpected departure of now former head coach Sean Payton, the Saints have searched far and wide for the new man who will lead them into battle.

Although they’ve shown interest in several high profile candidates such as Byron Leftwich, offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, former Super Bowl winning head man Doug Pederson and their very own defensive coordinator in Dennis Allen, the franchise is now placing their attention on Eric Bieniemy.

Eric Bieniemy has the Saints attention

The current offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs has played a major part in leading one of the league’s most prolific offenses. In four seasons, the Chiefs have finished no lower than sixth in points per game.

From one offensive brain in Sean Payton to another in Bieniemy, the Saints could find him as a match made in heaven. In the 52-year-old Bieniemy, many have wondered how he has remained out of the coaching circle for as long as he has.

While the Chiefs enjoyed his services, he could become their new rival if he’s given the gig in New Orleans. In an effort to prove how serious they are about nabbing the offensive genius and placing him on their sidelines, the pair could sit down for a formal interview as soon as this weekend.

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