Tyrann Mathieu Embraces Role as NFL Villain

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu embraces his role as an NFL villain.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu embraces his role as an NFL villain. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Whenever a very talented player plays for one of the top teams in the league, it's easy to attract the haters. After all, success breeds contempt and Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu is more than aware of that. There's no secret that the two-time Pro Bowler is one of the top trash talkers in the NFL, which has drawn disdain from a lot of opposing fans.

The thing is, Mathieu is openly embracing his role as an NFL villain. In fact, he took to his Twitter on Saturday to talk about just how much he loves living rent-free in his haters' heads.

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Judging by Mathieu's above tweet, you can get a better understanding of why he loves being an NFL villain. You can't even blame him for having a fun time. He's been named All-Pro three times, has two Pro Bowl appearances and helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl 54, so he's more than earned his right to talk trash on and off of social media.

The 29-year-old safety had another great campaign for Kansas City in 2020. He finished the season with 62 total tackles, 9 passes defended and 6 interceptions in 16 games. Quarterbacks who targeted someone that Mathieu was covering had a 60.2 passer rating, which goes to show just how good the veteran safety really is.

The Chiefs will once again be Super Bowl contenders next season, which is why they'll need Mathieu to continue being one of the top safeties in the league. Kansas City's odds of winning the 2021 Super Bowl currently sit at +500 (1st), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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