In what proved to be otherwise disastrous showing in Super Bowl LV, it was Tyrann Mathieu who provided the most on-field fireworks for the Kansas City Chiefs that night. After the loss that included multiple verbal exchanges with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, the three-time All-Pro safety deleted a postgame tweetthat suggested Brady “called me something I won’t repeat” — a claim that was also later refuted by NFL Network’s Michael Irvin. 

ESPN’s Jenna Laine reported on February 8 that Brady texted Mathieu a lengthy apology in which he called the eight-year veteran a “class act” and a “great leader.”

Speaking to the media this week for the first time since the Chiefs’ championship loss, Mathieu shared his perspective on his relationship with the seven-time Super Bowl winner.