New York Giants: Top Head Coach candidates named

Pat Shurmur, New York Giants. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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2. Eric Bieniemy

The Giants have reportedly requested permission from the Kansas City Chiefs to interview offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Bieniemy has served as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator over the last two seasons, and he is a big reason why the Chiefs have had one of the top offenses in the NFL during his time in Kansas City.

Last season Patrick Mahomes won the MVP award in his first year as the starter in what was also Bieniemy’s first season as offensive coordinator. Now, this might be a coincidence considering Bieniemy is a former running back and runningback coach, but that is a great sign.

If Patrick Mahomes won an MVP in his first season as the Chiefs’ starter with Bieniemy as his OC, this tells you that Bieniemy knows what it takes to develop a head coach, and this could only be helpful for Daniel Jones going into his second season in the NFL.

Daniel Jones was excellent in his rookie season, but there is undoubtedly room for improvement. If Jones can learn to hold onto the ball and fumble it less, he has the potential to be a top-10 quarterback in the league.

If Dave Gettleman believes Bieniemy, a former running back, could help Jones with this, then it might be the right hire for the Giants.

In addition to his help developing Patrick Mahomes, Bieniemy led a juggernaut Chiefs offense. In his two seasons with the Chiefs, Kansas City has scored an average of 31.5 points per game.

Over that time frame, no one has scored more points than the Chiefs, with the closest team being the Saints with 29.5 points per game. That is pretty darn impressive, and considering the Giants were in the bottom half of the league in terms of scoring with 22.2 points per game between 2018 and 2019, Bieniemy could be a substantial addition for the Giants.

The Chiefs have a bye, and with the news that the Giants requested permission to interview Bieniemy, I would expect news to develop very quickly regarding the Chiefs offensive coordinator and the New York Giants.