Eric Bieniemy has a busy schedule ahead of him, and the Bengals are a part of it.
Per Ian Rapoport, the current Chiefs offensive coordinator is scheduled to interview with the Bengals on Friday, which will follow three other interviews Bieniemy will have in the next two days.
#Chiefs OC Eric Bienemy is set to interview with two teams today -- #Jets and #Bucs. He’ll do his #Dolphins interview tomorrow. The #Bengals interview is Friday, following Vance Joseph’s today. He’s elected to not take the #AZCardinals interview. Four is plenty.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2019
The Jets, Buccaneers and Dolphins were amongst the initial teams that put Bieniemy on their interview lists, with the Bengals being the most recent addition. What’s interesting is that Bieniemy declined to interview with the Cardinals, perhaps finalizing his plans with Cincinnati’s interview and calling it a week.
Bieniemy’s current job has him game-planning the offense of AFC’s No. 1 seed for a matchup against the AFC North champion Ravens or their AFC West rival Chargers, so fitting four interviews in this week alone with that on the horizon is a lot on someone’s plate.
With his employment currently taken by Kansas City, Bieniemy can only formally agree to a new position, ala what Josh McDaniels did last year with the Colts before he backed out just hours later. The longer the Chiefs stay alive in the playoffs, the longer Bieniemy can’t officially accept a position, which goes the same for Zac Taylor and Shane Waldron of the Rams, whom the Bengals are also interested in.
Bieniemy, who played running back in Cincinnati back in the 90s, would be a great hire for the Bengals to get their offense back on track. For more about the Bengals’ head coaching search, can follow the latest news and rumors with our tracker.