Chiefs UDFA CB Marlon Character Jr. excited to learn from Tyrann Mathieu

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There are plenty of reasons that players choose the Kansas City Chiefs in undrafted free agency.

On the offensive side of the ball, Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes tend to be a common reason. One of the biggest draws on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the secondary, is the opportunity to learn from Tyrann Mathieu. He’s someone that players look to and try and emulate, not just from his NFL success, but from his college days back at LSU.

One Chiefs undrafted free agent from the 2021 crop recently revealed his excitement to work with Mathieu. Former Louisville CB Marlon Character Jr. was recently interviewed for the team’s annual “Meet the UDFAs” series. He revealed his reasons for joining the Chiefs and gave a glimpse into the type of player he is. He also spoke about having the opportunity to work with and learn from Mathieu.

“I’m definitely excited to learn from Tyrann Mathieu,” Character Jr. said. “I’ve been watching him since I was in high school and even before then while he was at LSU. He has given me a lot of knowledge about the game and things just to know going into camp. And just how to prepare for certain plays and certain things to look forward to. So, (he’s) a great leader.”

Character Jr. also seems to have a fan in Mathieu, who shares a similar excitement in having the opportunity to help him grow as a player.

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Not that the Chiefs needed any extra motivation to extend Mathieu’s contract, but this is a perfect example of the leadership component that he brings to this team. He’s helped reshape the culture on the defensive side of the ball and has made this team a destination for young and talented defensive backs.

Be sure to learn more about Character Jr. by watching the rest of his interview at the top of the page.

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