Darrion Gray Saints Wire
The New Orleans Saints have nominated safety Tyrann Mathieu for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. For many around the league this is considered the Most Prestigious Award the NFL hands out every year. The award is based on a player’s contributions in the community away from the field as well as their on-field production. This award is placed on a pedestal because it values who the player truly is.
This is Mathieu’s second time being nominated. In 2021, Mathieu was the Kansas City Chiefs’ nominee. Clearly, he ingratiates himself into the community he plays in. That was no hard task in New Orleans, as coming to the Saints meant returning to his hometown. His involvement and impact on the city have only grown since joining the Saints.