Chiefs promote Bieniemy to fill OC post

Bears hire Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as new head coach

The Chiefs on Tuesday elevated running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to offensive coordinator.

Matt Nagy, an All-American quarterback for DE during a record-breaking career in 1997-2000 and most recently the offensive coordinator for the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, was named head coach of the Chicago Bears on Monday.

The coach has been hired, the announcement has been made, and he's been introduced at a major news conference at Halas Hall.

The 48-year-old Bieniemy has been in charge of the Kansas City running backs since 2013.

A former running back who played nine seasons in the NFL, Bieniemy had some experience calling plays for two seasons (2011-12) at the University of Colorado, where he starred as a player.

According to, Bieniemy will start his 11th year in the National Football League in 2018, and his sixth year with the Chiefs.

Nagy, who was the Chiefs' offensive coordinator, singled out his playcalling as one of the main reasons for the loss.

However, the Chiefs will now have a less-experienced offensive staff compared to what happened after Doug Pederson took the Eagles' head-coaching job two years ago. Childress, working as an assistant head coach, plans to retire, so Kansas City will likely need some additional assistance on offense after losing Nagy and Childress.

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