Patrick Mahomes has led the Kansas City Chiefs to the doorstep of a second straight Super Bowl berth. Mahomes and the Chiefs have eased through the 2020 campaign in a largely dominating fashion. Their tremendous level of success has the star quarterback upset about a mistake he believes the NFL continues to make.
Chiefs string together a stellar 2020 season
Coming off a Super Bowl run, the Kansas City Chiefs have kept their foot on the pedal in the 2020 campaign.
Kansas City finished with the best mark in the regular season behind a 14-2 record while looking every bit the part of a Super Bowl contender. Patrick Mahomes strung together another MVP-caliber season that has pushed the team toward another title bid.
The Chiefs are now a win away from securing their second straight Super Bowl appearance. With all that in mind, Mahomes remains angry concerning a mistake the league continues to commit.
Patrick Mahomes blasts the NFL for a huge mistake they continue to commit
Another highly successful campaign has led to Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s name tossed around the NFL coaching carousel.
However, it hasn’t translated into him getting a shot with another franchise despite his impressive resume with the Chiefs. Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes has now chimed into the situation to voice his feelings about the matter. (H/T Myles Simmons of ProFootballTalk)
“It’s crazy, would be the best word to describe it,” Mahomes said in his press conference. “To see the stuff that comes out and then knowing the man that he is and the coach that he is every single day, you don’t understand where the stuff comes from. You understand how great of a coach he is, how great of a person he his, how great of a leader he is. And so, it’s crazy that he hasn’t gotten his chance to become a head coach.
“But I promise you, he’ll keep grinding and keep getting better and better and keep helping us out — which is a positive at the end of the day. And, hopefully, help us continue to go to these AFC Championship Games and go to more Super Bowls.”
Bieniemy received interviews with several teams over the last few weeks, but each team elected to pass on hiring him. Although Mahomes would love to see his offensive coordinator get a shot with another organization, he will more than welcome him continuing to help Kansas City excel.
The 51-year-old has been pivotal in helping the reigning Super Bowl MVP continue to take steps forward as a quarterback. It may be a matter of the right opportunity presenting itself for Bieniemy to get his NFL head coaching gig.
Will the NFL right the situation?
All the frustration with the matter may be short-lived as Eric Bieniemy could have an NFL head coaching gig lined up quite soon.
One position remains open as the Houston Texans have yet to find their replacement for Bill O’Brien. The team is reportedly considering Bieniemy for the job alongside Leslie Frazier, according to ESPN.
Houston is working through a challenging internal situation with their star quarterback Deshaun Watson disgruntled concerning the franchise’s direction. Watson hasn’t demanded a trade, but reports indicate that he would welcome a move to another organization.
However, the head coaching hiring could play a pivotal role in helping amend the situation. Watson has internally voiced for weeks that Bieniemy is his preferred choice for the vacancy. The Texans have the opportunity to make that happen as they have yet to fill the position, which could go a long way to fixing their relationship with the star quarterback.
Houston holds the cards to what lies ahead, and that could very well see Bieniemy finally get an NFL head coaching gig.