Tyrann Mathieu signs three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints

Hard to believe it’s already been ten years since Tyrann Mathieu last called the state of Louisiana home, now the Honey Badger finally gets the chance to say ‘honey, I’m home.’

Mathieu officially introduced as the newest member of the Saints today, having signed a three-year deal worth $33 million, $18 million guaranteed.

Prior to what’s turned into a decade-long NFL career, the former Heisman finalist starred at LSU for two years before being dismissed from the team in 2012 for multiple failed drug tests.

Mathieu turned things around as a professional, recording 26 interceptions across stints with Arizona, Houston, and Kansas City where he became a Super Bowl champion as a member of the Chiefs.

But before he ever had a ring or made it to three Pro Bowls, Mathieu was just a kid from the Big Easy at St. Augustine High School. “It’s most definitely a dream. I think having the opportunity to represent this team, to be a part of this locker room. I’ve always been a fan of the way the Saints play football, and just to have that opportunity means a lot to me, and more than anything, I just want to take advantage of it and make the most of it. The Saints were really the only visit that I went on, and I think from the get-go, I knew where I wanted to be. I’ve kind of been manifesting this for a while now. A lot of former teammates know this. But just to have this opportunity means a lot to me.”

The 29-year-old Mathieu was a third-round pick of the Cardinals in 2013.

Saints also in the news today for their return trip to London, scheduled for week four against the Vikings, looking to go 6-0 in international games all-time.

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