Tyrann Mathieu signing three-year, $33 million deal with Saints

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More details are emerging on the contract safety Tyrann Mathieu has agreed to with the Saints.

Multiple reports indicate Mathieu has agreed to a three-year, $33 million deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the contract includes $18 million guaranteed.

Mathieu, who turns 30 this month, started 47 games for the Chiefs over the last three years, recording 13 interceptions and 27 passes defensed. He’s also recorded 40 tackles, four passes defensed, and an interception in nine postseason games with Kansas City.

The Chiefs effectively replaced Mathieu with safety Justin Reid, who spent his first four seasons with the Texans. Reid signed a three-year, $31.5 million deal with Kansas City in March with a reported $20 million guaranteed.

Mathieu’s deal is expected to be finalized and signed in the coming days.

13 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu signing three-year, $33 million deal with Saints

  1. Good for Tyrann. The Chiefs couldn’t afford him after paying Mahomes. Caphell is real.

  2. Honey Badger back home where it all began. Three years is probably the max he has left in the tank so it’s good he gets to wrap things up there.

  3. I get it for Mathieu – good payday in a quiet market. I just don’t get this for the Saints. Without a solid QB they are not getting anywhere in the loaded NFC. Just blow it up already until you find that QB.

  4. I am guessing he wanted a lot more than that on day 1 of free agency. I think he could have signed in a bunch of places for 3 and 33 back then.

  5. If Marcus Williams replacement can fill his shoes, we should be set for the safety position.

  6. The Saints are in Cap hell, I am surprised they made this move.

  7. I’m sure not all of the $33M is guaranteed, which, in addition to the emotional connection he has being from here and playing at LSU, and a chance to take the place of Malcom Jenkins as the leader of the secondary, makes it a good risk for the Saints. Welcome Home, Tyrann!! WhoDat!!

  8. His strategy of completely avoiding contact during a contract year paid off after all. Good luck in NO Tyrann, thanks for your contributions to the Super Bowl winning season.

  9. I’m actually surprised he got that much. That makes him the 11th highest paid Safety. I guess that’s about right though.

  10. Averaged 4 tackles a game and less than half a pass defensed in 9 playoff games. Oh, and 1 interception in 9 playoff games…. On a bad defense all the DB’s averaged 4 tackles a game…. Pitiful!

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