Because the 2021 head teaching cycle is nearing its finish, with solely the Texans job remaining open.
There’s nonetheless an opportunity Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy will get that place — if he desires it. However on Friday, Patrick Mahomes nonetheless appeared confounded that Bieniemy hasn’t but been employed to steer a franchise.
“It’s crazy, could be the very best phrase to explain it,” Mahomes mentioned in his press convention. “To see the stuff that comes out after which figuring out the person that he’s and the coach that he’s each single day, you don’t perceive the place the stuff comes from. You perceive how nice of a coach he’s, how nice of an individual he his, how nice of a frontrunner he’s. And so, it’s loopy that he hasn’t gotten his likelihood to change into a head coach.
“However I promise you, he’ll hold grinding and hold getting higher and higher and hold serving to us out — which is a constructive on the finish of the day. And, hopefully, assist us proceed to go to those AFC Championship Video games and go to extra Tremendous Bowls.”
Mahomes reportedly really helpful Bieniemy to Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who in flip spoke to Texans management about interviewing the Chiefs offensive coordinator. Mahomes didn’t completely verify that report when requested about it on Friday, however did reiterate his stance that Bieniemy has earned a possibility.
“I talked to [Watson] final offseason,” Mahomes mentioned. “Form of in the course of the season, you don’t speak to guys as a lot, as a result of clearly you’re attempting to go on the market and win soccer video games. However possibly after the season, I’d shoot him a textual content or one thing like that. However I form of let that stuff form of deal with itself.
“I do know coach Bieniemy has executed all the things the fitting manner and ready himself to take no matter alternative that’s. And if it occurs, I’m very completely satisfied for him. If it doesn’t, he’ll proceed to grind and be a terrific offensive coordinator for us. So I’m simply completely satisfied that he’s getting these alternatives to go on the market and interview. And hopefully one among these groups will probably be good sufficient to take him to be the top coach of their soccer staff.”
Patrick Mahomes: It’s crazy Eric Bieniemy hasn’t gotten a head coaching job initially appeared on Pro Football Talk