Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Contributor
The Saints just made a game changing acquisition by officially signing safety Tyrann Mathieu. Of course, all know that this will be a homecoming for the veteran safety.
Mathieu grew up in New Orleans attending St. Augustine High School and then attended LSU, where he was a standout before being drafted into the NFL career where he’s played with the Cardinals, Texans, and Chiefs. Now Mathieu is coming home, perhaps to finish out a career that when it’s all over he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
During the press conference following the announcement of the deal, Mathieu called it “most definitely a dream” to be playing for his hometown team and outlined the role he hopes to play in the Saints’ secondary this season.
“I’m hoping I can come in and be a leader and make other guys’ jobs easier,” Mathieu said. This is especially the case since the retirement of Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Mathieu is poised and ready to add to the Black and Gold, as they rebuild under new leadership. Fans can only wait and see what happens when the 2022 season begins.