Chiefs won a bidding war with Texans to secure Tyrann Mathieu
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Mar 13, 2019,
Mar 13, 2019, 0:43
And just a couple of hours later, Jackson agreed to sign a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos that can reportedly pay him as much as $33 million.
News of the three-year, $42 million dollar deal Mathieu is expected to sign first broke on the NFL Network, which noted Kansas City "pulled off a surprise" grabbing the sixth-year player from the Texans.
After early reports that Mathieu had turned down a $9.5 million per year offer to stay with the Houston Texans and would explore the National Football League free agency market, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday night that the Chiefs will sign the star-caliber safety. The Texans felt the same way and made Mathieu their No. 1 priority during this free agency period.
Mathieu is also still only 26-years-old and should give the Chiefs a prime performer in the secondary.
Mathieu entered the league in 2013, when he was taken by the Cardinals in the third round of the NFL Draft.
Stick with The Spun for the latest free agency news. Reiter started four games in the 2018 season when a concussion sidelined Morse for five games. Sports first reported the Chiefs were close to a deal with Mathieu on Monday evening. His $14 million average annual salary is higher than the $13 million per season the Chiefs gave to Berry two years ago. 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.