After Tyrann Mathieu signed with the New Orleans Saints, the Kansas City Chiefs posted an emotional farewell to the star safety.
One of the more prominent names in NFL free agency was safety Tyrann Mathieu. Despite a desire to remain with the Kansas City Chiefs, no deal was reached. After the 2022 NFL Draft, the safety opted to sign a three-year, $33 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.
On Thursday, May 5, the Chiefs‘ social media team sent out a video thanking Mathieu for all he has done in his three years in Kansas City.
Chiefs post thank you video to Tyrann Mathieu after he signs with Saints
After a one season stint with the Houston Texans, Mathieu was a free agent entering the 2019 league year. Mathieu ultimately signed a three-year, $42 million with Kansas City.
Mathieu became a leader of the Chiefs defense from the get-go. Not only that, but in his very first year, the team won their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years after they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54.
In total, Mathieu recorded 213 total tackles, 41 defended passes, 13 interceptions, four fumble recoveries and three sacks.
After going unsigned since the start of the 2022 league year and watching the Chiefs sign another safety in Justin Reid, Mathieu signed a deal with the Saints. This will be a homecoming for Mathieu, as he grew up in New Orleans and played college football for the LSU Tigers. Mathieu will certainly provided a boost to their already impressive defense under new head coach Dennis Allen.
Even though he signed elsewhere, the Chiefs wanted to thank Mathieu for the memories.