Tyrann Mathieu Signs Deal with Kansas City Chiefs

Tyrann Mathieu 'ןאי Houston Texans. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10011718k)

One of the top free agents on the NFL market now has a new home after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tyrann Mathieu, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals and the Houston Texans, has inked a 3-year, $42 million deal with Kansas City and immediately becomes a key piece in their pursuit of a championship.

The Chiefs, who have won the AFC West conference in each of the past 3 NFL seasons, will get a big boost from the 26-year-old Mathieu´s athleticism and play-making ability in the secondary.

Kansas City came excrutiatingly close to beating the New England Patriots in last season´s AFC title game, but their defense eventually let them down in a 37-31 home loss to the eventual champs.

The Chiefs´ decision to add one of the NFL´s elite safeties to their roster will help them to fix this deficiency.

Mathieu, a former LSU standout, started all 16 games for Houston last season, recording 89 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions.

During his time with the Arizona Cardinals, he was named to one Pro Bowl and also the All-Pro team in 2015.

Kansas City will be ecstatic to add Mathieu, who should provide the Chiefs’ secondary with an immediate boost.