3 outside-the-box OC candidates the NY Jets should consider hiring

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3. NY Jets OC Candidate: Eric Bieniemy (Chiefs OC)

The crazy thing is that most people will point to current Chiefs senior assistant and quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy as a more acceptable and viable option than Eric Bieinemy — a coach that has coordinated the Chiefs' vaunted offense since 2018.

That alone shows you where Eric Bieniemy's reputation stands in NFL circles.

Nagy, based on his resume, absolutely should be in consideration, despite how things turned out for him as head coach of the Chicago Bears. But there's an added level of intrigue when it comes to Eric Bieniemy and his plight to become a head coach in the NFL.

It might be time for Bieniemy to get out from under Andy Reid's formidable shadow

Bieniemy is on a one-year contract with Kansas City that expires after this season. Barring some last-second turn of events, it's likely that he will once again be bypassed in the head coaching cycle.

Whether the labels are accurate or not, that he is not the catalyst behind Kansas City's offense, or that he is the world's worst interview, Bieniemy is stuck in neutral and at a career crossroads. Even another Super Bowl appearance or victory will not change that perception, and it has become his reality.

Robert Saleh and the Jets can provide Bieniemy with the perfect opportunity to change the narrative attached to him by handing him the keys to the Jets' offense.

There would be no better way to prove your worth than by resurrecting a stagnant Jets offense or maybe even redirecting a young quarterback in Zach Wilson, who has similar Patrick Mahomes traits, without consistent results.

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The Jets may not ultimately land on Eric Bieniemy becoming their next offensive coordinator, but considering the competitive landscape for OCs, and the precarious position the current regime is in, the Jets need to think outside the box.