Tyrann Mathieu also known as Honey Badger is an American NFL player who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. As of 2021, Tyrann Mathieu net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.
|Net Worth (as of 2020)||$25 million|
|Date of Birth||May 13, 1992|
|Age||28 years old|
|Born Place||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Source of Wealth||Professional NFL player|
|Wife||Sydni Paige Russell (fiance)|
Mathieu was born on May 13, 1992, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended St. Augustine High School where he played for the St. Augustine Purple Knights high school football team.
Mathieu was mostly raised by his grandparents. His mother was absent the majority of the time and his biological father, Darrin Hayes, has been incarcerated for murder most of his life. In 1997, his grandfather died, and was adopted by his uncle and aunt.
College and Professional Career
After high school, Mathieu attended Louisiana State University where he played for the LSU Tiger football team. As a freshman in 2010, he played in all 13 games with one start finishing the season with 59 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions.
In 2011, he was named the most valuable player of the SEC Championship Game. Due to his tenacious ability and ability to play tough football against larger opponents, Mathieu was given the nickname “Honey Badger”. In 2011, he was awarded the Chuck Bednarik Award which is given to the best defensive player in college football.
In 2013, the Arizona Cardinals signed Mathieu in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $3.05 million contract, including $817,187 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $265,000. His professional debut game with the Cardinals came against the St. Louis Rams. He made seven solo tackles in that match. He was named a first-team All-Pro at the cornerback position by Pro Football Focus after his first season.
Mathieu in his second season with the Cardinals recorded 39 combined tackles, four pass deflections, an interception, and a fumble recovery in a total of 13 games. 2015 was his big season as he was named to his first Pro Bowl and was named by the Associated Press as a first-team All-Pro safety. He was ranked 28th by his fellow players on the NFL Top players of 2016.
In 2016, Mathieu signed a five-year, $62.5 million extension including $21.25 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $15.5 million. On March 14, 2018, he was released by the Cardinals after refusing to take a pay-cut.
After his release from the Cardinals, Mathieu signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texas worth $7 million. In 2019, he signed a three-year contract with Kansas City Chiefs. On February 2, 2020, he won his first Super Bowl after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.
Tyrann Mathieu Net Worth
According to Spotrac, Mathieu has earned more than $46 million in his playing career as a professional NFL player (till 2020). On March 14, 2019, he signed a three-year contract with Chiefs worth $42 million. His average salary per year is $14 million. As of 2021, Tyrann Mathieu net worth is estimated to be $25 million.