Tyrann Mathieu “hoping it works out” to stay with Chiefs

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The Chiefs’ season came to an end with Sunday’s overtime loss to the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game and the realities of the NFL mean that the loss also marked the end of some players’ time with the organization.

Safety Tyrann Mathieu could be one of them. Mathieu is now out of contract and he told reporters after the loss that his preference is to remain with the Chiefs.

“I hope so,” Mathieu said, via Lila Bromberg of the Kansas City Star. “Ever since I came here, I’ve just tried to be the right kind of teammate. I’ve tried to play my part. And obviously it’s always that feeling that you could make more plays for your team, but I’m hoping it works out. I don’t have any control over that. I feel like everything that was in my control, I tried my best to handle it and to do it with a smile. I love this team, I love this locker room. It’s a lot of coaches that I have great relationships with, so I’m hoping, yeah.”

The Chiefs have expressed a desire to keep Mathieu in the fold, but nothing came together before the season and the two sides tabled talks during the year. With no football left on the schedule, those talks can now resume.

16 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu “hoping it works out” to stay with Chiefs

  1. Criticized the Fans. Slow in Coverage. Soft in run support. Most overated player in Football.

  2. Heart & soul of the defense. Coaches will know his value best, as he didn’t pop off the screen as a playmaker this season. He would be difficult to replace, even if he’s not exactly the same player he was earlier in his career. Hopefully it works out that he returns to the team on a fair deal to both sides. He’s once before said he doesn’t care about money; we’ll see.

  3. Does anyone expect a robust market for a tiny safety who doesn’t tackle & has consistently “lead” his team’s defense to the near bottom of the league’s rankings while expecting a top salary?

  4. Consider this chiefs fan as hoping it works out that he goes elsewhere. Maybe the most overrated defensive player in sports. Did anyone see him do anything yesterday? He’ll be best known for avoiding tackles in KC. Look no further than him hiding from Josh Allen last week, then getting a knee to the head by his own lineman, who was actually making an effort to tackle Allen. Good riddance!

  5. With Orlando Brown wanting to be paid like a top 5 LT and the Chiefs only having 9.4 million in cap space. There are a lot of players saying that they “hope it works out”. Which is player speak for “I’ll be somewhere else next year”.

  6. He was pretty good a few years back but that time is over. You can keep a hothead around if he is great. This guy ain’t great.

  7. Remarkable.

    When’s the last time you remember a player finishing out a contract and not getting cut? It’s rare for highly-paid players.

  8. Why do reporters continue to ask players if they want to come back to their team.
    Has any player ever said anything other then they “hope to come back”

  9. Let him walk, we can be bottom of the barrel pass defense without him and a huge contract.

  10. Be sure to take Hitchens and Clark with you. Absolute waste of cap space.

    The Chiefs absolutely need to dump these guys, and their big cap numbers.

    If the Chiefs just stand pat again on all of these guys they paid way too much for, the same thing will happen next year, except they will lose in the Super Wild Card round.

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