Safety Tyrann Mathieu remains one of the most coveted free agents left on the market following his second consecutive Pro Bowl nod last season. The veteran ballhawk has been weighing his options and recently spoke about the potential of signing with the New Orleans Saints after a Tuesday visit.
Tyrann Mathieu Free Agency
Of course, Mathieu played football at LSU and has spent a lot of time giving back to communities in Louisiana during his time in the NFL. The 29-year-old had nothing but nice things to say about new head coach Dennis Allen and mentioned that he's been a Saints fan for his entire life.
"It's a team I grew up watching. Any time I get to play in front of family and friends, it obviously gives me more energy. It would be a great opportunity if that was to come."- Tyrann Mathieu on playing for NO
Mathieu told Alex Wilson of The Advocate that he already has relationships with New Orleans leaders like Cameron Jordan and Marshon Lattimore. There simply may not be a need for a safety in New Orleans, though. The Saints have already signed Marcus Maye and Daniel Sorenson in free agency.
However, adding the Honey Badger to the mix would take things to another level. The three-time all-Pro has racked up 138 tackles, 15 pass breakups, 9 interceptions and 4 fumble recoveries over the last two seasons. He would provide Allen with a truly dangerous defensive weapon to use.
When it comes down to it, Mathieu spoke about how his search for a new team isn't about money this time around, but rather keeping his family happy and safe. Coming back to play for his hometown team certainly fits that mold and gives him a chance to win his second Super Bowl ring, too.
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