The Honey Badger Comes Home
Tyrann Mathieu signs with the Saints.
After nine seasons with the Chiefs, Texans, and Cardinals, the Honey Badger is coming home. When Mathieu wasn’t resigned by the Chiefs this offseason, he sat on the market longer than most players; but today he finally agreed to terms with his home town New Orleans Saints.
The deal is reportedly for 3 years, 33 million dollars.
The Saints lost star safety Marcus Williams in free agency this offseason as he signed a 5 year, 70 million dollar contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The Saints have a lot of holes on their teams, but they addressed the need at safety with this signing.
Mathieu was born in New Orleans and attended St. Augustine High School in Nola. He was named a four star recruit and committed to play at LSU. In his time with the Tigers, the Honey Badger made 136 tackles, 6 sacks, and picked off 4 passes in only two seasons.
Last season, Mathieu made 76 tackles and picked off 3 passes for the Chiefs through 16 games. It’s great to see a good player come back to where he started playing football.