The Giants are searching for their next head coach after firing Pat Shurmur. Here's the latest on potential candidate Eric Bieniemy...
Jan. 4, 12:43 PM:
Bieniemy completed his interview with the Giants on Saturday, the team announced. President John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and vice president of football operations Kevin Abrams traveled to Kansas City to meet with the Chiefs offensive coordinator.
One of the hottest head coaching candidates in the early goings, Bieniemy interviewed with the Browns on Friday and reportedly met with the Panthers on Thursday.
Jan. 3, 9:37 AM:
The Cleveland Browns announced early Friday morning that Bieniemy will be interviewing for their head coaching position later this afternoon.
Bieniemy is set to meet with the Giants on Saturday and reportedly interviewed with the Panthers on Thursday.
Dec. 31, 8:07 PM:
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is scheduled to meet with the Giants on Saturday.
The Giants are not Bieniemy's only planned interview, though, as Rapoport notes that he will meet with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and also has a request in from the Cleveland Browns, though no interview in Cleveland is set as of now.
Bieniemy, 50, played nine seasons in the NFL as a running back before joining the college coaching ranks as a running backs coach with Colorado (his alma mater) and UCLA. He made the jump to the pros in 2006, joining the Vikings staff at the same position.
After a two-year stint back at Colorado, Bieniemy was hired by the Chiefs in 2013, and was promoted to the team's offensive coordinator position in 2018.
Another descendant of the Andy Reid coaching tree, Bienemy has coached a Chiefs offense that's become perhaps the most dangerous in the NFL, led by Patrick Mahomes. In two seasons under Bienemy's tutelage, Mahomes has thrown for 9,128 yards, 76 touchdowns and just 17 interceptions, taking home the NFL MVP Award in 2018.