Jacksonville Jaguars: Why hiring Eric Bieniemy as HC makes sense
The changes just started for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jacksonville Jaguars relieved David Caldwell of his job as the team’s general manager after their 27-25 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 13. Although they have told head coach Doug Marrone his job is safe for the rest of the season, he could be given the pink slip as soon as the 2020 season is over.
While keeping or firing Marrone will be up to whoever ends up becoming the new Jaguars general manager, his 23-38 record as the head coach will make it hard to retain him. Moreover, there will be a fairly big pool of candidates that could provide an upgrade.
Among those who are getting plenty of consideration is Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who has gotten the most out of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and has assembled an offensive powerhouse during his three-year stint at the position.
This year, the Chiefs offense ranks second in points allowed and were fifth in 2019, the year they won the Super Bowl Champions. Moreover, they ranked first in points allowed in Bieniemy’s first season on the job.
On the surface, hiring Bieniemy looks like a no-brainer for the Jaguars. However, it doesn’t hurt to take a deeper look at the argument for giving him the reins.