Now that the dust settled, let's examine how the Honey Badger has played recently, and how he fits into the defensive plans of the Chiefs moving forward. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mathieu is expected to sign a three-year, $42 million contract.
The contract will not become official until the beginning of the new league year at 3 p.m.
That $14 million per year price tag is identical as the one for free agent safety Landon Collins, who agreed to a massive six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins earlier today.
Watching the Kansas City Chiefs offense in the 2018 season was a thing of beauty.
The 26-year-old Mathieu was a third-round pick of Arizona in the 2013 draft after a standout career at LSU.
The Chiefs reportedly secured their top target in safety Tyrann Mathieu.
In 16 games last season with the Texans after he was released by the Cardinals, Mathieu recorded two interceptions, eight passes defended and 89 tackles. He played his first five seasons with the Cardinals before moving on to Houston previous year.
Mathieu has appeared in 82 games (73 starts) and tallied 394 tackles, 49 passes defensed, 13 interceptions and seven sacks.