Report: Saints to make aggressive push for Tyrann Mathieu

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After not addressing safety during the three days of the NFL draft, the Saints could bring a native son home at the position.

The Saints are expected to make an aggressive push for Tyrann Mathieu, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mathieu had a free-agent visit with the Saints at the beginning of April, but nothing came of it at the time. But now that the draft has come and gone, New Orleans is apparently ready to revisit the idea of signing the veteran safety.

Mathieu just wrapped a three-year run with the Chiefs, helping them win Super Bowl LIV. He started 16 games last year, recording three interceptions, six passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, a sack, and a pair of tackles for loss.

In nine seasons for the Cardinals, Texans, and Chiefs, Mathieu has appeared in 129 games with 120 starts. He’s picked off 26 passes in his career.

12 responses to “Report: Saints to make aggressive push for Tyrann Mathieu

  1. He still has a little juice left, solid leader and a very smart player. Will be a great add on for the Saints.

  2. He’s sitting at home with no contact how aggressive do you think you need to be?

  3. he’s four years younger than Malcolm Jenkins and every bit as much of a play
    maker as Jenkins was, maybe better.

  4. He also helped the Chiefs lose a Super Bowl, too. Man, why don’t people get more credit for that in these articles?

    Kidding, though. Badger is solid. He’d be great on the Saints.

  5. Honey Badger is one of the best safeties to ever play the game…that’s a given. But it was his incredible “leadership skills” that turned the Chiefs defense completely around when he signed with them in 2019. In my opinion, he was every bit as responsible for the Chiefs success in the past 3 years as anyone…every bit as critical to the Chiefs D as Patrick Mahomes was to the O. He’s a coach on and off the field and, if you focused on watching him during a game, it was amazing how he could control a game and lead his team. Off the field, he’s a mentor and a gentleman. Whoever signs Tyrann will be getting a bargain…regardless of the price tag or his advancing age. Terrific player…an even better human being. Holding out irrational hope that the Chiefs re-sign him. Miracles happen every day.

  6. Makes sense for both the team and the player for him to go home to finish his career. Probably waiting until after May 5th when free agent signings don’t count against the comp pick formula. He’s been really good for three different teams.

  7. Tyrann wouldn’t be a top 25 safety to ever play the game. Get real! All he does is talk, won’t tackle, and wants to be paid like he’s a pro bowler, which he’s not. The Chiefs managed to stay in the bottom 3rd of the league in defense since he joined KC. If Jimmy G could complete a pass, the defense that Mathieu led, would’ve given up 2-3 more TD’s and lost the super bowl. The Chiefs have been successful over the last 4 years because of Mahomes and the offense. I hope anyone other than KC signs him. Good riddance! Losing Mathiue and Hitchens will be the best thing to happen to KC’s defense in 10 years.

  8. I’ve been a Mathieu apologist for some time, but one of the best ever? Top 10 or even 5 since he’s been in the league, sure. But did you forget Ed Reed, Darren Woodson, Troy Polomalu?

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