“He Taught Me How to Become a Better Person” – Patrick Mahomes Backs Chiefs OC Bieniemy for Head Coach Job in the NFL

Published 01/05/2021, 10:05 AM EST
Sep 28, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks to throw as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon (99) defends during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


With another regular season coming to an end, the annual head coach carousel has commenced in the NFL. The team’s who have missed out on making the Playoffs this year now look at rebuilding for the upcoming season.

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There’s little room for error in this league, with developments taking place at breakneck speed. For most franchises, it’s win or bust. And that’s exactly the case for the New York Jets

Head Coach Adam Gase got the sack following 2 disappointing seasons with the Jets soon as the curtains drew on the 2020 regular season.

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The Jets management now have a long and arduous task of getting a Head Coach who can uplift the franchise from the lower echelons of the NFL. 

While plenty of names are doing the rounds, one that has caught the eye of many is that of Kansas City Chiefs’ Offensive Coordinator, Eric Bieniemy.

Patrick Mahomes feels Bieniemy is ready for the next step

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, while talking to TMZ Sports, talked about how he feels that Bieniemy has all the tools needed to succeed as a Head Coach.

“You see how our offense has produced over the last few years. He’s been one of the most vital pieces of that… He deserves a chance to go out there and coach his own team and run his own organization,” Mahomes said.

Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bieniemy has been interviewed by multiple teams in the past. With the Jets next in line among multiple other potential suitors, Mahomes said that 2021 might just be the year Bieniemy takes the next step in the coaching ladder.  

“He’s the guy that holds everybody in the organization accountable and he builds the culture the right way. And obviously, he knows how to call the plays and produce on the field.

“So there’s no real negative about it and so I don’t understand why he wouldn’t get one (Head Coach job) in this cycle.”

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Teaching Mahomes the way of the QB

Mahomes has come a long way since he took his first snap in the NFL in 2017. And the QB credits a lot of his meteoric rise to Bieniemy.

“First of all, he taught me how to become a better person, which I think is more important than anything. How to hold other people accountable, how to be the leader in the locker room, and I think that’s super important for any quarterback,” said Mahomes.

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“And then on the field, he’s taught me a ton about protection… And I mean he’s someone who’s very involved in the game planning and calling the plays every single week,” he added.

While the Chiefs look like a franchise destined for more success in the years to come, a Head Coach gig at any team might be a difficult prospect to pass up for Bieniemy.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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