Reid: Rumors of rift between Bieniemy, Mahomes are ‘fabricated’

Kansas City Chiefs bringing OC back on 1-year deal
Patrick Mahomes, Eric Bieniemy
Posted at 2:09 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 15:09:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid silenced any noise of tension between his offensive staff and star quarterback at the 2022 NFL Combine.

Reid opened his news conference dispelling the idea of growing tension between Reid, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Patrick Mahomes.

“We were on vacation … then all of a sudden — I didn’t like Eric, and Eric didn’t like me, and Pat Mahomes and everybody else,” Reid started. “That’s not the case. We all get along.”

An article, which has since been deleted, alleged a growing rift between Mahomes and Bieniemy, including in a screaming match between the two on the sidelines and mismanaged play calls during the team's AFC Championship Game collapse.

“This whole thing … that’s been written has gotten kind of fabricated,” Reid said Tuesday. “I’m glad he’s back with us and rolling.”

Returning to Kansas City for a fifth season as the team’s OC, Bieniemy was reportedly passed over for the Saints and Broncos head coaching vacancies.

“I thought potentially he’d get a head coaching job, which I would’ve been happy with too,” Reid continued. “But that’s not how it worked out.”