As the five vacant NFL coaching positions are officially all filled, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy once again did not get hired for a head coaching position.
Out of the five open roles, Bieniemy was only interviewed by the Colts, who ended up hiring Eagles OC Shane Steichen on Tuesday. Bieniemy’s Chiefs beat the Eagles 38–35 in Sunday’s Super Bowl LVII.
Bieniemy admitted last week that in his five years as the Chiefs OC, in which he’s taken the team to the AFC championship every year, he’s interviewed for more than a dozen head coaching positions. Despite his success in Kansas City while working with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, he still hasn’t been promoted to a top role in the league.
Former Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was in shock, much like most of the NFL world, when Bieniemy didn’t earn a head role. “EB still no job is crazy to me , another great coach slept on,” Hill tweeted with a sleeping emoji.
A similar sentiment was felt around the NFL, especially as Bieniemy is one of the most successful offensive coordinators in recent years.
The Chiefs have appeared in three Super Bowls in the last four years, winning two of them. Bieniemy’s future is now completely uncertain as his contract with the Chiefs is up this offseason. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported back on Jan. 29 that the Commanders, Ravens, Titans and Jets all requested permission to interview Bieniemy.
The Commanders are the only team that hasn’t filled their OC spot since.