The Seahawks are in search of a new offensive coordinator but could also be in search for a new head coach in a couple of years. Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy might both fix issues. Several changes would need to be made for Seattle to make this move but this would help Seattle be successful now and into the future.
Now, you might think me dumb for even offering you this idea of Eric Bieniemy coming to the Seahawks. Maybe I am dumb. But I am also a fan. And while Bieniemy joining Seattle might not be rational or highly likely, there is nothing really rational about being a fan of anything. You just are and it becomes a part of you.
Plus, part of being a fan is having fun with ideas that might not be possible but somewhere along the lines of, “If my team only had done…this.” Well, Seattle, with the Kansas City Chiefs blessing, could interview Bieniemy and offer him a chance to come to Seattle to be the team’s next offensive coordinator. Not only that, but let Bieniemy have a chance to be the Seahawks next head coach.
Carroll and Bieniemy
Pete Carroll is still the team’s head coach, and a good one. But he is 69 years old and turns 70 at the beginning of the 2021 season and won’t coach forever.
Eric Bieniemy is the current offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, and a good one. Any lateral move would have to be OK’d by the Chiefs first. But Bieniemy wants to be a head coach and Seattle could nearly guarantee him that. Seattle has signed general manager John Schneider through 2027 and will most likely be making the decision of who Seattle’s next head coach is.
So, yes. Eric Bieniemy coming to Seattle is unlikely. But there is always a chance and it is an interesting idea. Not putting it out there just because process and procedures would have to be gone through? Well, what’s the fun in that?
Here is how Eric Bieniemy coming to Seattle would affect all parties.