The Chicago Bears would look great with a head coach like Eric Bieniemy.
One of the great mysteries was how Bieniemy never got an NFL head coaching job. Some speculation was the Andy Reid coaching tree produces bad head coaches. Chicago knows that very well in Matt Nagy. Bieniemy is now calling plays in Washington.
Through the first two games of the season, Bieniemy looked like he had come out of Reid’s shadow. Second-year quarterback Sam Howell threw for 469 yards and three touchdowns. A fifth-round pick steered the Commanders to two victories.
That is some darn good coaching. Then Week 3 happened and the Buffalo Bills beat up Bieniemy’s offense.
Still, if Washington’s offense produces, Bieniemy would be the obvious top candidate with his ties to Poles from their days in Kansas City.
Bieniemy is intense, but he has a track record of working with good to great quarterbacks. Alex Smith went from a potential bust to a solid starting signal caller. Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the game, and he achieved that while Bieniemy was the offensive coordinator.
He has shown he is willing to not be a devout Reid disciple like Nagy, so the franchise would get an offensive coach who is not stubborn (like Nagy) with a proven record of working with quarterbacks.