The New Orleans Saints hired Dennis Allen to be their next head coach and shortly after his hire became official, it was announced that Pete Carmichael would not be the offensive coordinator. Carmichael would remain on staff but in a new role.
It was also made known that NOLA would be looking for an outside candidate to be their offensive coordinator, eliminating any of their in-house names.
Let’s check out some names the Saints should consider for their vacant offensive coordinator job.
3. Eric Bieniemy
This one seems like a shot in the dark but hey, why not include Eric Bieniemy on here? He spoke with the Saints for eight hours over the weekend when interviewing for the head coaching job and while he didn’t get that job, the organization clearly was impressed with him. Why else would they speak with him for that long?
Bieniemy has been the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs since the 2018 season and while he’s had Patrick Mahomes to dial up plays for, being the offensive coordinator of one of the best offenses in the league is never a bad thing. Where Bieniemy might get points deducted is that it’s always Andy Reid who gets the credit.
With Bieniemy’s contract expiring, he’s free to go elsewhere. It appears he’ll remain in Kansas City but New Orleans would give him an opportunity to form his own identity and call his own plays. That might be exactly what Bieniemy needs if he wants to get over the hump and finally land a head coaching job.