Eric Bieniemy has been circled as a potential head coach candidate next season for the LA Chargers.
This season has been really rough for the LA Chargers and that with the team getting a surprising breakout (and historic) season from rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert. The Chargers are 2-7 with all seven losses coming by just one possession.
While the team has dealt with some injuries, the emergence of Herbert and the departure of the turnovers that were caused by Philip Rivers last season has placed the blame solely on one thing: coaching.
The coaching has left far more to be desired, whether it be with uninspired playcalling/decision making, the inability to make changes on the defensive front of the countless mistakes in special teams.
For that reason, many fans have already theorized who the next coach of the LA Chargers will be and one of the most popular names is Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy.
Bieniemy has been the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs since Matt Nagy left to be the head coach of the Chicago Bears and things have been superb. Granted, he is helped by having Patrick Mahomes and a multitude of weapons, but the Chiefs have some of the best and most creative playcalling in the league.
Don’t get me wrong, Bieniemy would be awesome hiring and would be one that should be celebrated by Charger fans. I just do not think it is going to happen. We might hear some rumblings in the offseason, but I ultimately do not think he will come to LA.
Anthony Lynn still has to be fired first, albeit that seems like it should be a foregone conclusion at this point. Even when he is, though, here are the two main reasons why I will not get my hopes up about Bieniemy.