It’s safe to say New Orleans Saints fans are eager to welcome Tyrann Mathieu to the team. After Mathieu agreed to a three-year deal to join his hometown team, he was immediately greeted with an amazing reception from Saints fans. They went above and beyond in welcoming Mathieu back to his hometown, and it seems everyone is chomping at the bits to get their hands on his jersey. In fact, Saints fans placed purchased so many pre-orders of Mathieu’s Saints’ jersey that it quite literally broke the NFL Shop website, via Nick Underhill.
The preorder link for Tyrann Mathieu's jersey was so popular that it broke the NFL Shop website pic.twitter.com/4O3sXgFnlL
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) May 4, 2022
Saints fans must have been clicking that link by the thousands if they were successfully able to cause the NFL Shop website to go under. Those who didn’t get to place their order will have to keep trying when the site’s servers are able to handle the massive influx of traffic that likely caused them to crash.
Mathieu caught wind of Saints fans’ antics when trying to buy his jersey and he was loving every bit of it, laughing at the situation on social media. Clearly, Honey Badger is excited to be home, and the city is eager to have him on the team.
Mathieu signed a three-year deal with the Saints that will pay him $33 million throughout the course of the contract. The 29-year-old safety is coming off his third Pro Bowl, having recorded 76 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 6 pass defenses for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021.
After the Saints saw Marcus Williams leave town and sign with the Baltimore Ravens, getting a deal done with Mathieu will ensure they don’t lose a step in the secondary.