At least one Kansas City Chiefs assistant could follow Eric Bieniemy to the Washington Commanders according to multiple reports.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was the first to broach the possibility that Chiefs RB coach Greg Lewis could follow Bieniemy to Washington. Now, CBS Sports reporter Josina Anderson has confirmed that Lewis is en route to the Commanders’ team facilities for an interview to discuss a potential role on Bieniemy’s staff.
#Chiefs coach Greg Lewis, who has interest from several suitors, is en route to visit the Washington #Commanders today, per league source. He's expected to discuss a potential role with the team at the facility.
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 22, 2023
It’s currently unclear what that role might entail, but Lewis has experience coaching both receivers and running backs. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero has suggested that Lewis could receive a “top spot” on Bieniemy’s staff in Washington.
The #Commanders have expressed a high level of interest in hiring Greg Lewis to a top spot on new assistant head coach/OC Eric Bieniemy’s staff, per sources. Lewis, the former NFL WR, has coached multiple positions in Kansas City and is well regarded.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2023
Lewis played wide receiver under Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 2003-2008. He joined the Chiefs’ coaching staff as a receiver coach in 2017 and spent four seasons in that position before becoming the team’s running backs coach in 2021. He coached the running backs in Kansas City this past season as well.
Bieniemy and Lewis both first crossed paths in 2009-2010, when Lewis was in the final years of his NFL career as a receiver and Bieniemy was assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Minnesota Vikings.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid spoke about the potential of assistant coaches seeking opportunities outside of Kansas City on the Monday following Super Bowl LVII.
“Listen, Eric Bieniemy has been tremendous for us,” Reid said. “I think he’s tremendous for the NFL. I’m hoping he has an opportunity to go somewhere and do his thing, where he can run the show and be Eric Bieniemy.
“After that, I don’t know. I don’t know who is going to go. I always wish our guys the best of luck and opportunity. That’s what all of them deserve. They work hard and if they can get a promotion somewhere that I can’t give them, more power to them.”