The Chiefs have reportedly named Matt Nagy's replacement, and he was under their roof the entire time.
Kansas City is still reeling after a disappointing Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans. With many fans calling for high-scale changes, KC seems content with staying put. That was, until their offensive coordinator left to take the Bears head coaching job.
Forced into action, Kansas City is reportedly promoting Eric Bieniemy to fill the vacancy left by Nagy.
The #Chiefs are expected to name RBs coach Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator, sources say. They are in talks now, and it should happen in the next day or so. Matt Nagy's replacement.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2018
It's unclear how the Chiefs play-style will chance under Bieniemy, or if this means Andy Reid will go back to calling plays next season.
One would expect an added emphasis on the run given his background, which isn't far off from KC's gameplan entering this season. Given their stable of backs and the emergence of Kareem Hunt, it's actually been quite effective.
Eric Bieniemy favorite to become Chiefs' offensive coordinator https://t.co/HdYk9wvZdr— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 8, 2018
The Chiefs offense could be turned on its head this offseason, with the emerging possibility that Alex Smith could be moved.
If the Chiefs go all-in with Patrick Mahomes, Bieniemy will be tasked with helping build an offense around him. Let's hope he proves to be the right man for the job.