CJ Gardner-Johnson Tweets Epic Reaction to First Practice with Tyrann Mathieu
The New Orleans Saints went out and made a series of offseason splashes, with none bigger than the addition of All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu. Following a lengthy pursuit of the highly-coveted defender, New Orleans inked Mathieu to return to Louisiana in early May.
One member of the Saints secondary has been particularly excited about this addition, and that's CJ Gardner-Johnson.
The new-look secondary is at Saints' OTAs this week, getting their first round of early summer workouts in together. And, it's safe to say that Gardner-Johnson is impressed by his newest teammate. He tweeted one epic reaction to their first practice together on Tuesday.
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The tweet was simple, stating "First day w/ the badger SHEEESH" followed by a hazard exclamation point emoji. The badger, of course, refers to "The Honey Badger," Mathieu's unique nickname.
It's the "SHEEESH" that says it all.
Mathieu brings a level of intimidating playmaking to New Orleans' secondary unit. The former Kansas City Chief recorded 13 interceptions over the last three seasons and received a solid 76.4 coverage grade from ProFootballFocus in 2021.
Gardner-Johnson is coming off of a career year himself, where he racked up three interceptions, seven passes defended and two sacks. Add in the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marshon Lattimore and the Saints' secondary should scare the lights out of opposing quarterbacks.
It should be a fun year for this "Big 3." New Orleans enters the campaign with +4000 odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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