There has been no reported interest between recently released defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and the Green Bay Packers, but it sure sounds like Mathieu would be open to the idea of taking his talents to Titletown. I was aware. So I just tried to put myself in a position where people would want me again.
The 25-year-old became one of the more popular players in Arizona, going to one Pro Bowl during his five seasons with the Cardinals. Which also means the team won't be bringing in any game changers unless someone lowers their price, or they hit a home run in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Jets should continue bolstering their roster but stay away from Mathieu considering his injury history and the fact that the team doesn't have a need for another safety.
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The Vikings have been targeting Cousins for weeks and did not make much of an effort to retain Keenum. Since Denver has their guy in Keenum, there's no longer a need for a quarterback with the No. 5 pick.
I just think it's a ideal fit for him for what Kansas City does and all the loss they've had on the defensive side of the ball, especially at the cornerback position and the linebacker position.
National Football League reporter Jason La Canfora tweeted Thursday the asking price for Mathieu is $11 million a year "if they get their number", which would be the same number Mathieu was due from the Cardinals in the upcoming season.
However, Mathieu maintains that money takes a backseat to winning in terms of his priorities in deciding which team to play for next. By cutting him, the Cardinals saved $5 million in cap space. "It was missing those wild plays, and that's what I'll take from this season". "That held me back, my confidence level down, and keeping me from what I was having to do". I want to go somewhere where I can be completely immersed in football, and it's not too much about anything but winning. Where Bruce Arians' defensive coordinators-first Todd Bowles and then James Bettcher-called for versatile, interchangeable safeties who could slide to corner, new coach Steve Wilks' scheme would cast Mathieu in a more traditional safety role.