Saints news: Michael Thomas shows love for Tyrann Mathieu making it to the Super Bowl
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Saints WR Michael Thomas shows love for Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu making it to the Super Bowl

Tyrann Mathieu, Chiefs

New Orleans Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas made history during the 2019 NFL regular season, but he would likely give that all up for an appearance in Super Bowl LIV.

In his stead is Tyrann Mathieu, the “Honey Badger” and former Arizona Cardinals safety from LSU now playing as a defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs, who defeated the upstart Tennessee Titans on Sunday to advance to the big game two weekends from now.

The Saints wideout Thomas, an Ohio State standout, was proud of Mathieu’s, 27, accomplishment (he spent a detour year with the Houston Texans during the 2018 season before signing with Kansas City in the offseason last year), sharing his sentiments on social media. “Made it look easy,” the three-time Pro Bowl receiver Thomas wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening. “Can’t wait to see what you do next.”

Mathieu, following the Chiefs’ celebration after their conference title-game victory over the Titans, thanked Thomas, “the work was put in in the dark.”

A Pro Bowler in 2015, the Kansas City safety recorded four interceptions during the regular season for the Chiefs along with 63 solo tackles.

Thomas had a historic season in 2019 for the Saints, totaling a single-season record-setting 149 catches for 1,725 receiving yards, both leading the NFL. Thomas scored nine touchdowns for New Orleans, but the team fell short of expectations in the playoffs, losing to the Minnesota Vikings in the final moments of the NFC Wild Card Round two weeks ago.

Despite Thomas unable to play in the AFC-NFC clash, he doesn’t fail to see the hard work going into players, like Mathieu and the teams involved.