Tyrann Mathieu has been down this road before, and the former LSU star is ready to prove some people wrong as he begins the season with the New Orleans Saints.

Mathieu, during an interview with Jim Rome, said the Chiefs letting him go is something that will fuel him this season. Mathieu was asked if he was hurt by the fact that the Chiefs didn’t try harder to re-sign him.

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“No doubt about it, I’m definitely motivated by it,” he said. “This is not the first time this has happened to me, you know Jim. I’m getting ready to play for my fourth team. Every step of the way, I’ve always kind of ran into that hurdle. It’s always kind of helped re-light the fire, or put the chip back on my shoulder. So I’m looking forward to it. Get the bull back home and play for a great defense that is really going to allow me to really play my personality. So I’m definitely looking forward to that.”

Mathieu said you’d like for everything to go your way, but ultimately there’s no real challenge in that scenario.

“Even though things didn’t end how I wanted in Kansas City, I look forward to picking up the page in New Orleans and keep writing the story,” he said.