Chiefs’ QB coach Matt Nagy promoted to offensive coordinator after Eric Bieniemy leaves for Commanders

On Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that Matt Nagy promotion to the position of offensive coordinator. 

Matt Naggy promotion means he succeeded Eric Bieniemy. Bieniemy left the team after 10 seasons to become the offensive coordinator and play-caller for the Washington Commanders. 

Nagy had rejoined the Chiefs as their quarterback’s coach last season, following his dismissal as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. There he posted a record of 34-31 over four seasons. However, he failed to achieve a winning record in his final three seasons.

Nonetheless, Nagy had a successful first year with the Bears, going 12-4 and earning NFL Coach of the Year honors in 2018.

Following a familiar trajectory, Nagy previously worked as the quarterback’s coach for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013 to 2015. Then he was elevated to the role of offensive coordinator for two seasons between 2016 and 2017.

It was reported that Nagy was also considered for the vacant offensive coordinator position with the Tennessee Titans. But the team ultimately chose to promote Tim Kelly instead.

Matt Nagy Promotion will lead him to replace Bieniemy as the offensive coordinator. It will be a challenging task for Nagy. Since Bieniemy assumed the role in 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs have led the NFL in points per game (30.1) and yards per game (406.2).

During Bieniemy’s tenure as the offensive coordinator, the Chiefs achieved the best record in the NFL, going 64-18, with five conference championship game appearances and two Super Bowl victories in just five seasons.

With Bieniemy as the offensive coordinator, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has recorded the highest passing yards, passing touchdowns, and passer rating since the beginning of the 2018 season. In the most recent season, Kansas City dominated the league, leading in both points per game (29.2) and yards per game (413.6). 

Additionally, Mahomes made history by becoming only the second quarterback to win two MVP awards before the age of 28, joining Brett Favre. Mahomes’ individual achievements are equally remarkable. He set a new NFL record for most offensive yards in a single season with 5,614, leading the league in passing yards (5,250) and passing touchdowns (41), while finishing second in passer rating (105.2).

Let’s wait and watch how much successful Matt Nagy promotion decision will be.

Maheen Zaib

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