Chiefs signing S Tyrann Mathieu to 3-year deal

Sherman Parsons
March 13, 2019

Free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu is reportedly set to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The safety market exploded after strong safety Landon Collins signed with the Washington Redskins for a 6-year deal for $84 million with $45 million guaranteed.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes offered a quick reaction to the addition of the Pro Bowl player, also known as the Honey Badger.

The Texans attempted to keep their own star free agent safety on the roster, but ultimaltely lost Tyrann Mathieu to the Chiefs on what amounts to three-year, $42 million deal.

The contract will not become official until the beginning of the new league year at 3 p.m.

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In Kansas City, the versatile Mathieu should pair up with Eric Berry to form an impact safety tandem. The New Orleans native previously played five years for the Arizona Cardinals.

Yes, the Chiefs - who aren't exactly flush with cap space, even after releasing Justin Houston - are paying quite a pretty penny to land the services of Mathieu.

Mathieu, 26, started all 16 games during his only season with the Houston Texans in 2018 and registered 89 tackles and two interceptions.

He owns 13 interceptions in his six-year career and has scored one defensive touchdown.

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