3. Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator
While Bieniemy has been praised by Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid as a “sharp offensive mind” and a “leader of men” I do not think he is really a contender for the NY Giants job. Bieniemy does not call the plays for the Chief, Reid does, and that while he will not be expected to call plays if he is hired here, I get the feeling he is not what the Giants are looking for.
He brings a lot of football experience, as he was a Heisman Trophy contender in college as a running back and ran for over 1,000 yards in his long NFL career. Once he was done with his NFL career, he joined his college team the Colorado Buffaloes as their running backs coach and eventually joined the Chiefs in the same position and helped develop Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and Kareem Hunt into quality backs.
His position as offensive coordinator came at an opportune time with quarterback Patrick Mahomes breaking out and his offense leading the league in points scored. While he does not call the plays, Reid has praised Bieniemy for designing and help to implement their offensive gameplan. Bieniemy does deserve credit for this and there’s no doubt he is a good offensive mind.
He is just a risky call for a head coaching job until he is more independent as a play-caller.