Browns interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy Friday

Kansas City ranked 5th in scoring despite injury to Patrick Mahomes this season

Daryl Ruiter
January 03, 2020 - 10:18 am
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Eric Bieniemy, come on down.

Bieniemy interviewed Friday for the Browns head coaching vacancy. The team announced the scheduled interview Friday moring.

The Chiefs offensive coordinator is the third candidate to speak with Cleveland’s search committee which is comprised of owner Jimmy Haslam, executive vice president JW Johnson, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and vice president of football administration Chris Cooper. 

Bieniemy has quickly risen the coaching ranks and has been Kansas City’s offensive coordinator the last two years under head coach Andy Reid. He is credited with the development of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was NFL MVP in 2018 but slowed by injury this past season.

Mahomes became just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season in 2018 and despite missing time due to a knee injury, Kansas City still ranked fifth in scoring offense, sixth in total offense and second in yards per play this season.

On Thursday the Browns interviewed former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy in Cleveland and Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman in Baltimore.

Cleveland has requested permission to also speak with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Bills offensive coordinator and former Browns OC under Eric Mangini Brian Daboll and Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.