Tyrann Mathieu always thought he was the right fit for his hometown team, the New Orleans Saints.

"This is most definitely a dream," the veteran safety said Wednesday during his introductory press conference with New Orleans. "Having the opportunity to represent this team, to be a part of this locker room, I've always been a fan of the way the Saints play football."

Mathieu, who spent the previous three seasons on the Kansas City Chiefs, reportedly inked a three-year, $33-million deal with the Saints on Monday. He didn't leave the Chiefs on the best terms and recently said he was "heartbroken" after Kansas City didn't offer him a new contract this year.

The 29-year-old first visited the Saints this offseason April 5, though the two sides didn't agree on a deal until after the 2022 NFL Draft.