Earlier this year, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that the Eagles did not submit an official interview request for offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. According to the league’s recently released report, however, the Eagles did, in fact, submit a formal request (Twitter link via Rob Maaddi of 97.5 The Fanatic).
Bieniemy, 51, was said to be among the hottest candidates of the cycle, but he was passed over for head coaching opportunities yet again, even as his high-octane Chiefs offense returned to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs are happy to still have him on board, though Reid would have liked to see him get his big break. Recently, the Chiefs furnished the talented OC with a brand new extension to keep him in place for 2021.
All seven teams with openings, including the Eagles, asked to talk with Bieniemy. Before the Birds ultimately hired Nick Sirianni, they met with a number of candidates, including Jerod Mayo, Dennis Allen and the famously indecisive Josh McDaniels.