Former Chiefs coordinator Eric Bieniemy drove to Baltimore and worked with the offense before the AFC championship game, according to reports.
The Kansas City Chiefs have some of the top coaches in the league working on systems and helping players realize their maximum potential as they prepare for Super Bowl LVIII, the team's fourth trip in the previous five seasons.
However, one former coach was reportedly brought in to boost the team's offense before of the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.
According to NFL Network's James Palmer, Eric Bieniemy, who served as offensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders in 2023, drove to Baltimore to attend an offensive meeting.
"The night before the AFC title game in Baltimore, my understanding is he drove up, went to the team hotel, and met with the offensive side of the ball," Palmer said in his report before of Super Bowl LVIII.
"Now, there was a play I was told they were going to do, and Eric Bieniemy walked up; it was an old play. Patrick Mahomes told us that there were some chill bumps with players in the room when Eric Bieniemy was back in front of them.
Bieniemy did not just spend a short time in Kansas City. Reid clearly trusts the man who joined the Chiefs in 2013 as the running backs coach and worked his way up the ranks to offensive coordinator in 2018.
Mahomes was in his second year with the Chiefs, but this was his first season as the team's starter. He went on to throw for over 5,000 yards and lead the league with 50 passing touchdowns, earning his first league MVP award.
Bieniemy is praised for his offensive mentality, but another Chiefs player thinks he may have taken it for granted. "I had a long talk with Marquez Valdes-Scantling about Bieniemy, and he told me, 'Last year, there were instances when you would tune him out a little bit.