5 first-time head coaches the Seahawks should consider in 2024

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5. Eric Bieniemy, Washington Commanders Offensive Coordinator

Eric Bieniemy needed to leave the Kansas City Chiefs. Not that Bieniemy did anything wrong with the Chiefs where he was the offensive coordinator from 2018 through 2022, but there was likely an assumption among NFL teams that Bieniemy looked better than he actually was because he coached under Andy Reid and he had Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback. But 2023 has likely changed a lot of assumptions.

For one, the Chiefs are not doing as well offensively in 2023. Kansas City is 11th in points this year and they were first in 2022 and fourth in 2021. There were no major changes to the skill positions in KC this offseason so there is no reason they should be dramatically worse than last season. Mind you, the Chiefs are still better than most teams offensively as they should be with Mahomes, but winning another Super Bowl this year because of their offense is unlikely.

Bieniemy became the Washington Commanders offensive coordinator/associate head coach this offseason. He has led an offense that was 24th in scoring in 2022 (18.9) and 27th in yards per play (4.9) to one that is a decent 17th in scoring (21.5) and 14th in yards per play (5.2) in 2023. Bieniemy has also turned Sam Howell into a pretty decent NFL starting quarterback.

It is odd that Bieniemy hasn't gotten any head coaching offers from NFL teams yet. Again, maybe he was just under the shadow of Reid and Mahomes. But as long as he can interview well when talking to teams about head coaching possibilities, his work should stand for itself now.

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