Thanks to three straight scoring drives from Patrick Mahomes and the offense in the fourth quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs can say they are Super Bowl champions. Head coach Andy Reid finally has that monkey off his back, but for his offensive coordinator, this victory is sweet for different reasons. Eric Bieniemy has established himself as one of the league's more engaged offensive coaching minds. After interviewing for numerous head coaching vacancies the last few offseasons, an offerless Bieniemy is stuck out in Kansas City. And this simple interview shows why the 50-year-old should be destined for head coaching offers in the near future.
Talking with Steve Wyche after the game, Bieniemy sounds like a veteran head coach nailing an interview after his fourth Super Bowl win. Bieniemy could have gone after the organizations and people that rejected him as a head coach, but instead he was composed as ever, reflecting on the special season and comeback his offense just completed.
Numerous NFL franchises have made the same mistake before with Bieniemy that they can't afford to make again. Because if they do, he'll be back in Kansas City with Mahomes tormenting defenses for years to come.
The Panthers, Browns, Cowboys, Giants and Redskins have already found their coaches of the future, so Bieniemy will likely have to wait another season before his first head coaching offer. Maybe one more dominant year with Kansas City's offense, as well as a little bit of reform, and Bieniemy will have the entire league's attention.