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Tyrann Mathieu named to NFL Top 100 for first time since 2016

The “Honey Badger” finally took back what he wanted.

Super Bowl LIV - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

For the first time since 2016, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has been named to the NFL’s Top 100 list. Mathieu became the third Chiefs player announced among “The Top 100 Players of 2020” aired by NFL Network on Wednesday night. Mathieu came in at No. 39.

Just as he was re-added to this list, Mathieu was also named an All-Pro for the first time since 2015 following his 2019 season. In fact, Mathieu performed so well last season, he was named to the first team as a defensive back and the second team as a safety.

In 16 games in 2019, Mathieu registered 75 tackles (63 solo), 12 passes defensed, four interceptions and 2.0 sacks. Mathieu had 18 tackles (13 solo), including one for a loss and three passes defensed in the Chiefs’ three postseason games. After its victory in Super Bowl LIV, Mathieu was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

The Chiefs signed Mathieu to a three-year, $42 million contract just over a year ago. He is under contract to the team through the 2021 season.

Here is the 2020 schedule (all times Arrowhead Time):

Tuesday, July 28: 40-31 at 7 p.m., 30-21 at 8 p.m. and 20-11 at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29: 10-6 at 7 p.m. 5-1 at 8 p.m.


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