Tyrann Mathieu hopes to stay, knows “it’s not always about what I want”

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The Cardinals are working to reach agreement on a restructured deal with safety Tyrann Mathieu before $18 million of his contract becomes guaranteed at the start of the league year on Wednesday afternoon.

Mathieu would also have a cap number of $14.1 million, which is more space than the Cardinals would like to devote to him. Word on Tuesday was that the two sides were making progress, but nothing is done yet and Mathieu knows that may mean he doesn’t get to realize his wish to remain in Arizona.

“I hope, but I’ve been in the league long enough to know that it’s a business, and it’s not always about what I want,” Mathieu said, via ESPN.com.

Mathieu played all 16 games for the first time in his career last season and finished the year with 78 tackles, two interceptions and a sack for the Cardinals.

3 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu hopes to stay, knows “it’s not always about what I want”

  1. Translation… my agent is asking around seeing if there is somebody out there who will pay me more than Arizona is trying to restructure me at. Good for you. Because if your play drops off next year or have another injury they will drop you like an ex girlfriend.

  2. nflfollower says:
    Translation… my agent is asking around seeing if there is somebody out there who will pay me more than Arizona is trying to restructure me at. Good for you. Because if your play drops off next year or have another injury they will drop you like an ex girlfriend.
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    Yes, they would. And if Tyrann Mathieu were a free agent and the Cards wanted to keep him and offered a lot of money he’d leave for another team in a heartbeat if it offered more, dropping the Cardinals like an ex-girlfriend.
    That’s why they call it a business. Teams look out for their best interests, and players look out for theirs. I just wish some people would stop pretending like that’s a one-way street. It isn’t.

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