Eric Byeniemi: Eagles reportedly request interview with Chief Offensive Coordinator


According to a report, the Philadelphia Eagles requested a head coach interview with Kansas City head offensive coordinator Eric Bynemi NFL Insider Mike Garfolo. It is unclear when the Chiefs are still alive in the 2021 NFL Playoffs, with Binemi available for interview.

It would certainly be something if the Eagles fired former chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson and replaced him only with his eventual successor in Philly.

It seems unlikely to happen, however. As we wrote earlier on Saturday:

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN says Bynemy is set to exit the hiring cycle for the second consecutive year. He is clearly a popular name among fans, but he is not actually associated with the Eagles yet. [until now]. Some reports about Beenemi’s interview are poor. He also has an “uneasy past” to ponder. Fowler says the Eagles are “eyeing other candidates”, pointing their attention elsewhere.

It is not difficult to understand why EB has generated so much buzz, however. Here’s how the chief is ranked in offensive scoring since he was promoted to OBC:

2018 – First
2019 – 5th
2020 – 6th

Of course, it’s hard to say how much credit EB gives on his own when he’s not going to play full-time and he’s working with Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. But one would think that EB would be entitled to some level of credit for KC’s success.

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Here’s a recap of where things stand with the Eagles’ coaching pursuit:

Required interview

49th DC Robert Saleh
Titans OC Arthur Smith
Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles
Patriots ILB coach Jerrod Mayo
Eagles assistant head coach / RB coach Deuce Staley
Panthers OC Joe Brady
Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
Ramus DC Brandon Staley
Patriots OC Josh MacDaniels
Chiefs OC Eric Binemi

Accumulated interest

Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley
Chief QB Coach / Passing Game Coordinator Mike Kafka
Ohio State HC Ryan Day
Bills OC Bryan Dabol

Keeping tables on other NFL coaching coaches

Houston Texas – Blank
Detroit Lions – Vacant (But Dan Campbell Favored)
Los Angeles Chargers – Blank (but in favor of Brian Daboll)
Atlanta Falcons – Arthur Smith
New York Jets – Robert Saleh
Jacksonville Jaguars – Urban Mayor

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