​It looks like the Honey Badger era could be over in Arizona. 

How fast things can change. 

​​According to ​Tyann Mathieu, he spoke with the Cardinals on Thursday. He was asked to take a pay cut. 

A pay cut does not seem to be something Mathieu wants anything to do with. So that means one thing: it's time to move on. 

​​Mathieu is still one of the top safeties in football. He's also still very young at age 25. The Cardinals are looking to restructure his deal to clear some cap space. Perhaps this is to make a push for ​Kirk Cousins? They certainly need a quarterback. 

Well, the full expectation around the league seems to be that Mathieu will be released at some point. 


​​Mathieu is in the middle of a five year, $62.5 million deal. With a cap hit of a little over $14 million, the Cardinals seem to be ready to move on. 

If he's cut, Mathieu will certainly be one of the top players available.