The New Orleans Saints have done their best to find the right man to lead their franchise to success for the next several years.
After wiping away the tears that fell once they were informed that Sean Payton would be retiring from their head coaching position, the Saints immediately picked themselves up and began searching for his best replacement.
So far, the Saints have interviewed with several hot commodities including former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills in Aaron Glenn, and their very own defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen.
Eric Bieniemy gets the final say
Although the franchise feels fairly confident in whom they’ve spoken to, they’ve added one final name to their coaching search, offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Bieniemy. The pair are officially set to discuss the position later today.
In Bieniemy, he’s led the former Super Bowl winning Chiefs to a top-six finish in each of his four seasons in passing yards, including the top spot twice.
Considering his credentials, Bieniemy has always been viewed as one of the more brilliant coaching minds in the entire sport. Under his tutelage, Mahomes has not only gone on to win a Super Bowl title and a league MVP but he’s regarded by most as the best signal-caller in the league.
Although Bieniemy has yet to officially walk through New Orleans door to wow them, Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com appears to believe that Dennis Allen is the likely man to usurp Payton.