When Kansas Metropolis Chiefs security Tyrann Mathieu met with reporters on Thursday, he was requested about his since-deleted tweet that recommended he won’t get a contract extension this offseason.
Unsurprisingly, Mathieu didn’t need to say a lot in regards to the tweet. However later pressed on the particular query extending his present contract — which runs by way of the 2021 season — he stated he was making an attempt to not give attention to it.
“The negotiation course of, I believe, is hard on anyone — particularly a participant,” stated Mathieu. “However like I stated, I strive to not give attention to it an excessive amount of. I believe I’m a reasonably optimistic man; I strive my greatest to have a look at the intense facet of the window.
“However that is my third franchise, so I perceive the enterprise. I’ve grown sufficient to know it — and I believe I’m mature sufficient to know it.
“I’m additionally mature sufficient to know that there’s nonetheless numerous work to place in — that must be put in — and [I should] simply type of let go and deal with all the pieces else.”
When requested a couple of potential contract extension again on April 19, Mathieu stated he wasn’t conscious of any ongoing negotiations between his agent and the workforce — though simply as on Thursday, he additionally stated that he was making an attempt “to not get caught up in it.”
Mathieu’s Thursday assertion fell in need of a denial that negotiations are underway — and whereas he continued to precise optimism, he nonetheless sought to emphasise that it will in the end be a enterprise resolution for each events.
So we stay unsure about the potential of a contract extension for the three-time All-Professional. However contemplating that final yr, Patrick Mahomes signed his contract extension on July 6, Chris Jones signed his new deal on July 14 and Travis Kelce signed his extension on August 13, there’s nonetheless loads of time to get a deal carried out.
Within the meantime — aside from deleting an occasional tweet — Mathieu stays centered on making ready for the 2021 marketing campaign.
“I don’t essentially attempt to look 4 and 5 months down the street,” he stated in April. “I simply attempt to put in sufficient work immediately that issues like which might be going to care for themselves.”
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