Former Kansas City Chief Tyrann Mathieu has decided to return home to Louisiana and play with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are filling a big hole with Mathieu coming in to elevate their secondary. Mathieu, who turns 30 years old this month, will bring outstanding production and leadership. New Orleans parted ways with two experienced safeties this past offseason, Malcom Jenkins and Marcus Williams. Mathieu is a great fit who will replace the consistency needed in that Saints defense.
The past three seasons, Mathieu helped Kansas City win a super bowl and achieved his third pro bowl of his career. Mathieu was awarded first-team All-Pro in his first two seasons with the Chiefs, as well as playing 15+ games in both seasons. This past season, Mathieu continued his consistency with 3 INTs, 6 PBAs, and 76 tackles. His ability to stay healthy and make game changing plays on defense makes him extremely valuable. The Saints will be the fourth team Mathieu has played with in his career, at just 30 years old. I expect “The Honeybadger” to bring a different type of enthusiasm this season after returning to his hometown.