It’s rare to see Patrick Mahomes arguing with coaches during a game but that is exactly what happened on Sunday at the end of the first half during the Chiefs-Colts game.
Mahomes and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy appeared to be getting into it as the team headed to the locker room at halftime, with the Chiefs quarterback visibly upset with Bieniemy.
CBS broadcaster Tony Romo speculated that it was likely over the play-calling at the end of the half. With the Chiefs up 14-10 and getting the ball back to start the second half, they decided to run out the clock rather than go for a Hail Mary to extend the lead.
Romo theorized Mahomes wanted to be more aggressive at the end of the half and was letting Bieniemy know how he felt about it.
At one point, head coach Andy Reid is seen grabbing Mahomes’ arm to try and de-escalate the situation.
Reid has always been the primary offensive play caller for the Chiefs and could have, theoretically, overruled Bieniemy if this particular decision-making came from him.
But Mahomes’ issue seemed to be with Bieniemy and will certainly be a topic he will be asked about after the game and in the coming days.