Tyrann Mathieu, who is in Year 3 of a three-year, $42 million contract, has said he wants to finish his career with the Chiefs. It’s looking less and less likely that it will actually happen with the way the 2021 season is playing out.
Mathieu and teammate Anthony Hitchens went after Chiefs fans on Instagram, slamming the fanbase as the “most toxic” in sports. When a Chiefs fan account posted on Instagram asking others to decide which Brett Veach move was the worst, Hitchens took offense to his five-year contract being included.
“All we did was go to 3 AFC champions games and 2 Super Bowls and 1 SB win .. in my first 3 years here so far !!y’all fans will never be satisfied it’s sad !!” Hitchens wrote in the comments section.
“Big facts. This might be one of the most toxic fan bases in all of sports,” Mathieu replied with a generalization that won’t win him much support from Chiefs fans.
Mathieu got even more personal in the comment section as he replied to other fans.
“I don’t care how you feel. You can’t beat me at anything life has to offer,” he replied to one.
“That’s your problem, you listen to haters. Y’all people are trash,” he said to another.
“As an athlete you go through periods of slumps or not executing how you want. That’s apart of sports…you know how many games we have won? How many times we have done more than good. Shut up,” he exchanged with yet another fan.
For the 2021 season, Mathieu has 31 tackles and 2 interceptions.
The Chiefs are struggling on offense and defense this season and it has them 3-4 and tied for last place in the AFC West.