Tyrann Mathieu is expected to hit open market

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The Chiefs are using their franchise tag on left tackle Orlando Brown and another one of the team’s players is set to hit the open market when free agency gets underway next week.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that safety Tyrann Mathieu is not expected to sign a new deal ahead of the start of the new league year.

Mathieu and the Chiefs expressed interest in continuing their working relationship since the team’s season ended with a loss to the Bengals in the playoffs, but no deal has come together and it seems that any return would only come after Mathieu hears what other teams might have to offer.

Mathieu has spent the last three seasons in Kansas City. He has 213 tackles, 13 interceptions, three sacks, and four fumble recoveries since joining the Chiefs.

14 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu is expected to hit open market

  1. He should stay in KC but tackling skills have diminished. KC needs to win another SB before more players leave because Mahomes contract will kick in high gear.

  2. The defense stinks when this guy is not on the field. KC should lock him up for sure

  3. So his weekend tweet about trying to replace him WAS throwing shade at the Chiefs. Mystery solved.

  4. An absolutely amazing player. Tyrann has that rare ability to see all of the field. Any team should love to have him.

  5. Really love him on our team, wish he’d stay, but the money he wants could hamstring us in the future. He got his ring, now he wants to make as much money as he can and that fine and expected. The draft is stacked on defense.

  6. Ya, sure will miss the self proclaimed “leader” of the 26th ranked defense…. He’s done nothing other than led them to mediocrity. Add that he won’t tackle, only plays when he wants to, and doesn’t like the fans. Good riddance! On to his 4th team in 7 years, so KC isn’t the only one who doesn’t think he’s worth keeping.

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