6 potential head coaches still available for NOLA Saints to consider

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2. Eric Bieniemy

With the Chiefs not making the Super Bowl, an interview with Eric Bieniemy is expected to happen this weekend, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Bieniemy joined the Chiefs in 2013 as their running backs coach, which is a position he held for five seasons before being promoted to offensive coordinator.

Before Bieniemy, both of the Chiefs’ offensive coordinators went on to land head coaching gigs. Doug Pederson was the first to do so, landing with the Eagles in 2016 and then Matt Nagy followed, getting hired by the Bears in 2018.

Bieniemy, however, hasn’t landed a head coaching job for whatever reason. He’s had plenty of interviews over the past few seasons and it felt like this offseason his name wasn’t listed as much. Perhaps people feel like Andy Reid does more of the play calling in Kansas City or perhaps Bieniemy’s checkered past has scared teams away.

New Orleans is wise to interview Bieniemy though. He’s been the offensive coordinator of one of the best offenses in the league over the past few years and the Saints desperately need a boost on that side of the ball. It doesn’t hurt to at least talk to the guy and see if he’s a viable option.