Colts Interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for Head Teaching Vacancy

Colts Interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for Head Teaching Vacancy

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy coaches against the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV. Chiefs won 31-13. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)

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Indianapolis Colts proprietor Jim Irsay introduced that the personnel has achieved an interview with Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for its open head teaching put.

Bieniemy, 53, has been the Chiefs offensive coordinator since 2018. Kansas City has been high six in scoring all 5 seasons since then, including No. 1 in 2018 and 2022.

Before his OC stint, Bieniemy worked because the Chiefs running backs coach from 2013 to 2017. Kansas City had a 1,000-yard rusher in three of these 5 campaigns, including a breakout efficiency from then-rookie Kareem Hunt in 2017 (1,782 yards from scrimmage, 11 touchdowns).

Bieniemy starred at Colorado as a running aid and helped the Buffaloes enact No. 1 within the final 1990 Associated Press ballot, incomes them co-champion region with Georgia Tech (No. 1 within the Coaches ballot). He played within the NFL from 1991 to 1999, collecting 1,589 speeding yards and 11 rankings across stints with the San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles.

Bieniemy’s teaching occupation began in 2001 as Colorado’s running backs coach. He used to be with the Buffaloes for two years earlier than transferring on to UCLA as its running backs coach from 2003 to 2005.

He then moved on to the NFL, working because the Minnesota Vikings running backs coach from 2006 to 2009 earlier than incomes the assistant head coach title in 2010. He coached Adrian Peterson for the first four years of his occupation, all of which ended with Professional Bowl appearances.

Bieniemy returned to Colorado as its offensive coordinator earlier than head coach Andy Reid added him to Kansas City’s personnel in 2013.

He used to be in Kansas City at the the same time as present Colts smartly-liked manager Chris Ballard, who used to be the Chiefs’ director of player personnel in 2013 and 2014 earlier than transferring on to the director of football operations feature in 2015 and 2016. Ballard then left for the Colts’ GM gig in 2017.

The Indianapolis Colts are available within the market for a brand fresh head coach after parting ways with Frank Reich following a 3-5-1 birth to this season. Jeff Saturday took over on an intervening time foundation and went 1-7.

Irsay introduced earlier Thursday that the Colts had furthermore achieved interviews with Indianapolis particular groups coordinator Bubba Ventrone and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero.