New York Jets coach search: interview with Eric Bieniemy completed

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The Jets interviewed Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for their head coach position.

Bienemy has been coaching Kansas City since 2013. He started as a running backs coach before being promoted to OC before the 2018 season. The Chiefs led the NFL in total offense (303.4 yds / g) and offense by pass (303.4) during the 2020 season while winning the AFC’s No.1 seed with a 14-2 record. KC also ranked No.6 in the NFL in points scored per game (29.6).

In each of his three seasons as an offensive coordinator, Bienemy orchestrated an attack that finished no worse than the NFL’s sixth in total yards per game and points per game. KC has a 38-10 record since being named OC.

Running back coach at UCLA from 2003 to 2005, Bieniemy served equally for the Vikings (2006-10) and Chiefs (2013-17). Between those two stints, Bieniemy was Colorado’s offensive coordinator in 2011-12. He started his coaching career as RB coach of the Buffaloes from 2001 to 2002.

After playing collegially in Colorado, Bieniemy was a second-round pick for the San Diego Chargers in the 1991 draft (No.39 overall). He played nine seasons with three teams (San Diego 1991-94), Cincinnati (1995-98) and Philadelphia (1999), appearing in 124 games. He rushed for 1,589 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 146 passes for 1,223 yards. Bienemy, who is from New Orleans, played for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid in his last professional year with the Eagles.

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