6 head coach candidates on the shortlist if the Bengals replace Zac Taylor

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Potential Bengals Head Coach Replacements: Eric Bieniemy

For the crowd pounding the table to replace Zac Taylor, Eric Bieniemy is quickly becoming the favorite. Unfortunately for those hoping Bieniemy is walking the sidelines of Paul Brown Stadium next year, he also appears to be garnering attention from other organizations that could also be looking for a new head coach, and rightfully so.

Bieniemy has been with the Chiefs since 2013, first beginning as the running backs coach and working his way up to offensive coordinator in 2018, where he’s really shined. Learning under brilliant coach Andy Reid and leading an offense that has lit up the league has made him an outstanding candidate.

The big question for Bieniemy revolves around how much he has to do with the play calling in Kansas City. Reid still calls the plays, but Bieniemy has been given reign at times as well. Just how much does Patrick Mahomes’ success have to do with him?

If Cincinnati were to decide Bieniemy was their guy, they’d likely have tough competition for him. Thankfully, the Bengals now have Joe Burrow on their squad, a quarterback that many coaches should be intrigued to have at the helm of their team.