Chiefs land Tyrann Mathieu to three-year deal

Chiefs land Tyrann Mathieu to three-year deal

Chiefs land Tyrann Mathieu to three-year deal

For the second year in a row, Mathieu will test the waters in free agency.

The Chiefs reportedly secured their top target in safety Tyrann Mathieu. Whatever the case, the Collins deal gives insight as to what general manager Brian Gaine and the Texans will have to pay to keep Mathieu around for the long term.

The Houston Texans offered safety Tyrann Mathieu a long-term deal worth more than $9.5 million annually, sources told Albert Breer of The MMQB. They provided a comfortable contract for Mathieu, but was that all that he was after during this free agency period?

His best season as a pro came during the 2015 season with the Arizona Cardinals when he was named an All-Pro, and went to the Pro Bowl after creating six turnovers, five were interceptions. Following the end of the 2018 season, Mathieu claimed that it was extremely important that he remain in Houston as a member of the Texans.

In Houston, he tallied 89 tackles, eight pass deflections, three sacks and two interceptions. He's primarily played free safety, but did appear at corner last season for the Texans.

Teams can officially sign free agents when the new league year begins March 13. He was on a one-year, $7 million deal.

He had some injury problems early in his career, finishing three of his first four National Football League seasons on the injured reserve list.

There's a good chance Mathieu will give the Chiefs much more over the life of his contract than Berry has in the first two seasons of his deal.

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