The Kansas Chiefs and free agent safety Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth $42 million according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Texans’ S Tyrann Mathieu intends to sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
Mathieu played last season with the Houston Texans on a one-year deal. He racked up 89 tackles, eight pass deflections, two interceptions, and three sacks.
The safety was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro awards in 2015.
According to NFL Networks Ian Rapoport, he was the Kansas City Chiefs top target in free agency.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
With the addition of Mathieu, the Chiefs add a play-making safety to a defense that couldn’t stop New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady from converting third and long in multiple occasions in overtime of the AFC Championship Game.
In a Tweet posted by the safety back on January 20, 2019, he stated: ”Getting money is cool, but I want rings.”
Getting money is cool, but I want a ring.
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) January 20, 2019
In Kansas City, he is in a position to get both.