Tyrann Mathieu gets $42 million contract from Chiefs

Elena Summers
March 13, 2019

Signing Gipson at such a team friendly deal compared to the deals other safeties were getting in the first wave of free agency is an impressive addition for Gaine and the Texans front office. Watching the Chiefs defense - well, it was a thing. Tyrann Mathieu should certainly help their cause.

After Kareem Jackson agreed to sign with the Denver Broncos and Tyrann Mathieu to the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine was expected to go out and sign a safety to shore up the losses in free agency.

Mathieu, affectionately known as the Honey Badger, is reportedly signing a 3-year, $42 million deal with the Chiefs.

Despite pawing at the safety market at the trade deadline previous year, the Chiefs may end up in a better place with Mathieu, who will turn 27 just before training camp. At their best, this could be one of the best safety duos in the National Football League, but is that name recognition good enough for Kansas City to get a passing grade for this signing? His full 2017 season came after he missed the last two games in 2015 with an ACL tear and then missed six games to a nagging shoulder injury in 2016 that ultimately put him on injured reserve. Especially if a healthier Berry can return to form, that gives the Kansas City defense a tremendous boost where they need it if they want to reach their Super Bowl potential that they have with Patrick Mahomes helming the offense.

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