Reports: Ravens to interview Eric Bieniemy for play-calling OC role

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy plans to interview for a play-calling role with the Baltimore Ravens, according to multiple reports.

The Ravens and offensive coordinator Greg Roman split at the end of the 2022 season, and Baltimore plans to discuss that job with Bieniemy, who doesn’t call plays in Kansas City.

The 53-year-old Bieniemy has been a regular on the offseason interview circuit and remains in the mix to be head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Baltimore would be the 18th team to request an interview with Bieniemy since the 2019 offseason and the Washington Commanders are also reportedly interested in chatting with him about their vacant OC post. In addition to the Colts, Ravens and Commanders in 2023, the former Colorado running back received interview requests from the Bengals, Dolphins, Jets, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Panthers, Browns, Giants, Falcons, Lions, Texans, Jaguars, Chargers, Eagles, Broncos and Saints.

Bieniemy, in his fifth season as offensive coordinator, joined head coach Andy Reid’s staff in Kansas City in 2013 as running backs coach, and held that role until he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2018. Reid has called the plays for each of his 10 seasons with the Chiefs with the exception of a stretch of games in 2017, when Matt Nagy handled those chores.

Reid and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh are close friends and worked together when Harbaugh was special teams coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. That included the 1999 season, when Bieniemy was on the roster and played on Harbaugh’s special teams units.

Bieniemy was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He played a total of 142 games with the Chargers (1991-94), Bengals (1995-98) and Eagles (1999).