Safety Tyrann Mathieu Gets Candid on Leaving Kansas City Chiefs: “Not the First Time This Has Happened to Me”

Published 05/14/2022, 10:55 AM EDT

Recently, the NFL world saw one of the most shocking moves made by the Kansas City Chiefs. They have let go of their safety, Tyrann Mathieu, who has now signed a fresh contract with the New Orleans Saints. Mathieu, who is a 3 time Pro Bowler, was one of the strongest safety’s in the 2022 free agent market.

Tyrann expressed his dissatisfaction with the whole scenario. While talking to Jim Rome, he revealed he felt hurt that the Chiefs did not consider re-signing him. Mathieu further stated in an interview via Saturday Down South – “No doubt about it, I’m definitely motivated by it.”  

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The negligence by the Chiefs has hit Mathieu where it should hurt the most and has definitely stimulated his desire to bring back the glory for the New Orleans Saints in the present season.

Tyrann Mathieu joins his home side: New Orleans Saints

Tyrann Mathieu, a local Louisiana lad, is looking forward to playing for his home team, New Orleans Saints. Mathieu shares a strong bond with Louisiana, as he started his career with the LSU Tigers. He is quite happy with the reunion, but his first choice had always been to play for Kansas City Chiefs, and he had definitely expected a comeback. 

Mathieu further stated – “I have a lot to accomplish on the field and off the field. To come back here and play where I grew up is really good, really important. Disappointment. Hurt. So now, in my community, I’m gonna be the everyday reminder. You can get better. You can turn your life around.”

Mathieu has always been vocal with the press and again, this time, he couldn’t help but confess the decision that bothered him. Kansas City may have failed his trust, but New Orleans Saints did not leave a chance to acquire him, which has further strengthened their defense. They are now quite motivated to face their rivals with full force.

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Tyrann is ready to make a final stop at New Orleans Saints

Mathieu, while recalling his previous years in the NFL, stated – “This is not the first time this has happened to me, you know Jim. I’m getting ready to play for my fourth team.”

Good news is spreading among the Saints fans who are all really excited to see him play on their side. To add the cherry on the cake, Tyrann also stated this might be the last stop in his NFL career, and he would want to stick around for a long time.

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His era in Kansas City has ended, but 2022 brings him to Louisiana. He is all ready for the new season and would surely love to give a befitting reply to all his haters.

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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