On Monday evening, Mathieu opted to join the Chiefs on a three-year contract that is reportedly worth $42 million.
The Texans entered the offseason possessing a strong relationship with Tyrann Mathieu, nine seasons of history with Kareem Jackson and a possible either-or decision to make regarding which of their two free agent safeties to re-sign. The New Orleans native previously played five years for the Arizona Cardinals.
By comparison, Mathieu, a Pro Bowler and a first-team All-Pro selection from 2015, produced 89 combined tackles, 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, eight pass deflections, and a forced fumble through 16 starts.
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With Morse's departure, the Chiefs will likely turn to Austin Reiter as their starting center.
Once official, Mathieu will be tied for the highest-paid safety on a three-year contract ($14 million per year). Morse started all 49 games in which he appeared during his four years in Kansas City.
Despite missing at least two games in each of his first four National Football League seasons, Mathieu has played all 16 games in each of his last two. After Landon Collins got a deal that upended the safety market, bidding for Mathieu took off and the Chiefs eventually emerged victorious, though the final offers were similar. Foles had been in Philadelphia, where he helped the Eagles to their Super Bowl LII win.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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