Every team in the NFL with an open head-coaching position requested to interview Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, except one.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans opted not to put in an interview request for Bieniemy, who interviewed with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday.
Texans did not request an interview with Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, per sources. They are the only team with an HC opening that has not requested nor interviewed him. https://t.co/eTr7mdz0Gb— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2021
Bieniemy is in his eighth season with the Chiefs and third as offensive coordinator. He previously served as the team's running backs coach from 2013-17.
It was reported by Pro Football Network's Tony Pauline last month that Bieniemy was a strong candidate for the Houston Texans' coaching job, particularly because he would mesh well with star quarterback Deshaun Watson. Apparently, that's not the case. Pauline also reported that he could end up with the Falcons.