Tyrann Mathieu reacts to his former LSU football teammate Jarvis Landry joining the New Orleans Saints.
One former LSU football star welcomes another to the New Orleans Saints, as Tyrann Mathieu could not be happier to reunite with his college teammate Jarvis Landry in the NFC South.
Mathieu and Landry were college teammates on the 2011 SEC Champion and national runner-up LSU team. The Honey Badger would make his way to the NFL two years later with the Arizona Cardinals, while Landry would be taken by the Miami Dolphins in the 2014 NFL Draft. Over a decade later, these two former Bayou Bengal greats get to play in their home state once again.
Jordan Schultz was the first to break the news of Landry signing with the Saints.
In a matter of minutes, Mathieu tweeted out to Landry to congratulate him about the move.
Landry responded to Mathieu’s tweet and cannot wait for what is in store this season.
Tyrann Mathieu is pumped that Jarvis Landry is joining the New Orleans Saints
Though they star on opposite sides of the ball, Mathieu and Landry have flourished in their NFL careers up to this point. Mathieu has been the same defensive back dynamo he was during his unforgettable sophomore season in 2011 at LSU. Landry has quietly been one of the best possession receivers in the NFL for the last half-decade or so. He is a five-time Pro Bowl player.
As for what are reasonable expectations for the 2022 Saints, they can challenge the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the division and push for an NFC Wild Card spot. They should be better than the rebuilding Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers. However, the Saints have a new head coach in Dennis Allen taking over for Sean Payton, as well as Jameis Winston in year two post-Drew Brees.
The Saints narrowly missed the postseason a year ago, so one would think they will be in the mix heading into the final weeks of the upcoming season. While they are not a serious threat to come out of the NFC, a healthy Saints team has the ability to hang with anyone in the conference. By adding veteran playmakers in Mathieu and now Landry, the Saints have gotten very interesting.
With Landry still on the good side of 30, he could be a product player for years in New Orleans.