Free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu, who spent the 2021 season with the Kansas City Chiefs, had a visit with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday. The All-Pro safety would make sense for the Saints, who lost top safety Marcus Williams to free agency, as a wise addition. Mathieu, a native of Louisiana, spoke out on his visit to New Orleans and the possibility of returning home, as reported by Pro Football Talk.
“I have a great relationship with Cam Jordan, Marshon Lattimore,” Mathieu said. “The list goes on and on. Any time I see the Saints play defense, I always tap myself on the shoulder and say, ‘Hey, I could probably roll with those guys.’ Those guys have done a great thing. The last couple years, they’ve been like top five in defense. I don’t think they really need me, but it would be good to go back home and help them win.”
Mathieu first spoke about how great an opportunity it is with the Saints, who just hired defense-oriented Dennis Allen as their head coach. The Chiefs star then noted how he has relationships with New Orleans stars Cameron Jordan and Marshon Lattimore, friendships that would likely make his transition to the team seamless.
Mathieu is absolutely right about the Saints defense, which has ranked inside the top-five in scoring defense in each of the last two seasons.
They don’t really need Mathieu, something that he mentioned. However, it would be very nice for Saints fans to see him roaming the defensive backfield in 2022.
It would be very nice for Mathieu to be back home, too.