Tyrann Mathieu
Houston Texans free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates after sacking Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Houston. Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff photographer

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.

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.

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.”

In Kansas City, he is in a position to get both.