Free agent security Tyrann Mathieu appears to be calling up Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill on Twitter after news broke that Hill was looking for a deal.
It doesn’t take long for news to travel through Twitter, especially during free agency season. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport broke the news that Tyreek Hill, a widespread recipient of the Chiefs, is looking for a deal, despite a generous offer from the Chiefs to make it one of the best-paid in the NFL.
About 40 minutes later, former Free Safety chief Teran Mathew released a cryptic tweet regarding controlling one’s ego.
Given the proximity to Hill’s blockbuster ad and the fact that Hill was clearly unhappy with the Kansas City show, it’s hard to imagine that this tweet had nothing to do with Hill.
Tyrann Mathieu sends a message about ego containment as Tyreek Hill seeks trade
While Matthew controls his ego, he has no control over his own deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Before Super Bowl LVI, Mathieu said that “Hopes“To re-sign with the Chiefs, but he has ‘no control over that.’” The Chiefs also said they would like to keep Matthew, but it appears they haven’t made him an offer by March 8.
This year, Matthew is exiting a three-year, $42 million deal, which averaged about $14 million annually.
Although Matthew reiterated his desire to play with The Chiefs, The Chiefs failed to grant him the franchise by deadline, and Mathieu continued to court the possibility of joining his hometown team in New Orleans.
From Matthew’s point of view, he sees Kansas City prioritizing Hill’s deal because it offers him a lucrative contract, and it seems like it’s not enough to satisfy Hill. It has inevitably been tough for him as he is still in the market as one of the best free agency signings, yet no team has come close to making a deal with him.
Perhaps Matthew should have thought about all sides and not take the incomplete offers personally, hence his ego tip likely to be directed at Hill, who would like to leave his Kansas City championship roster for more money elsewhere.
If Mathieu returns to the Chiefs, which is unlikely, he won’t be a teammate of Hill who traded with the Miami Dolphins.