Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu made waves following the team’s loss last season in the AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The three-time Pro Bowl safety posted a heartfelt message back in January, thanking the Chiefs fanbase for their support during his time with the team.

Many took this message as a sign that he would be moving on from the Chiefs organization.

Mathieu is one of the most intriguing players remaining in free agency, and reports have emerged on Monday that he has finally made his decision.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints are expected to sign Mathieu (likely after 4 p.m. ET Monday, as free agent signings will no longer impact compensatory draft picks at that point).

This will be a reunion of sorts, as many remember Mathieu as a legend in Louisiana for his time with the LSU Tigers, where he was a Heisman Trophy finalist back in 2011.

There is certainly a ton of carryover between Saints fans and LSU Tigers fans. And many are excited to see what Mathieu can bring to the team in 2022.

Mathieu has been extremely impactful during his stint in Kansas City, making the Pro Bowl in two of his three seasons with the organization, as well as playing a big role on the 2020 Chiefs team that won the Super Bowl.

It remains to be seen what the length of the contract will be, but Saints fans certainly seem excited to see Mathieu back with fans that have been supporting him for over a decade in the state of Louisiana.

[Ian Rapoport]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.