2. The New York Jets are a much more appealing job
Yes, the New York Jets. As much as I love Justin Herbert and as great as he is, the idea of coaching Trevor Lawrence, who is the best college prospect we have seen in a long time, and starting fresh is more appealing than taking over the Chargers.
With the Chargers Bieniemy is taking over someone else’s team. He could mold Herbert into who he wants him to be but he is still taking over a lot of the players that Tom Telesco signed under Anthony Lynn’s watch and he would be coaching a roster built for Lynn.
With the New York Jets, as Brian Flores did with the Miami Dolphins, Bieniemy would get the chance to essentially start fresh. Establish a new culture right away. Build it from the ground up with the young prospects on the team as well as a bonfide franchise quarterback.
He does not have to compete with the Chiefs and he gets to build the Jets up with his vision in mind. He can capitalize on the Jamal Adams trade and the picks that resulted because of it. He can put a stamp on his first draft as a head coach, taking Lawrence first overall and picking the guys that he really loves in the draft.
From a completely objective point of view, for someone who has never been a head coach before, the situation in New York, as bad as it has been in past years, is a really intriguing one.
The situation in LA is fun but it only fun because of Herbert. The strings attached to the Chargers job makes the Jets job more appealing.
Of course, any of us would prefer to coach the LA Chargers. I genuinely do think that Bieniemy would prefer to coach the New York Jets.