Chiefs land Tyrann Mathieu

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The Texans had hoped to keep safety Tryann Mathieu. They won’t.

Per multiple reports, the Chiefs will sign Matthieu when free agency opens on Wednesday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it will be a three-year, $42 million deal. That’s half the duration and half the value of the six-year, $84 million deal that will be signed by safety Landon Collins in Washington.

Matthieu, a third-round pick of the Cardinals in 2013, signed a one-year deal with the Texans last year, after being released by Arizona. His presence will help shore up a defense that could use and any all help it can get.

49 responses to “Chiefs land Tyrann Mathieu

  1. The money these safeties are getting is insane considering the quality of the lesser known names that are available.

  2. Can’t fault him for taking the money at all but I’m not sure he’s worth 14 million a year.

  3. Lets face it the Kansas City Chiefs are like your FERRARI and so any defensive player coming to the team would be the equivalent to a bumper sticker, Which means its absolutely not do or die when it comes to pressure place on your shoulders in terms of team success, just show up and do better than the guys you’re replacing as you sit back and watch the OFFENSE do their thing.

  4. So let me get this straight. You cut Justin Houston and are trying to trade Dee Ford, but now you’re going to pay your starting safeties almost 20% of your entire cap for the year? Get ready for LOTS of 49-45 games KC! WOW

  5. way to bolster that run defense. hehe. chiefs being chiefs again. i dont understand this move.

  6. How CAN ANY KC fan like this? You better have some strong safeties playing because they are gonna have a month to scan the field! I don’t even like the Chiefs at all so I’m surely not biased. I would just flip using over $31M on two safeties is all. Enjoy the cash while your QB rocks his rookie deal b/c that contract is gonna HURT soon! Lol

  7. Anyone else wonder if this means they might cut Eric Berry? Thats a lot of cap room in just the 2 safeties.

  8. Doesn’t matter. Chiefs get close to knocking Patriots out of playoffs Goodell will suspend one of their main players.

  9. Quite possibly the best signing(Along with Foles and the Jaguars)this off-season. The Kansas City Chiefs are serious about winning the Super Bowl in 2020.

  10. IMO, this is a huge signal that the team is moving on from Eric Berry. Love the guy to death, but he just can’t stay healthy. Same with Justin Houston. The Chiefs D will undergo lots of changes before next season. It needs to. I’m good with what they’re doing.

  11. They were at the bottom of the rankings on defense last year, but the defense took up more cash than the offense. That shouldn’t be that way when your defense stinks as a whole (the guys up front did a decent job, but everyone else stunk it up). Good to see that they are dropping dead weight and getting some guys who can get on the field to make some noise. Keep adding those parts and we’ll be going after a championship.

  12. Chiefs needed a FS and they got it. He has 2 years then he’ll be cut or he’ll restructure.

    He’s better suited for KC than Thomas or Collins. They need speed not a SS.

    Also, the 4/3 will be better for Hitchens and Ragland so the run defense will be shored up and Spags is a better DC than Sutton. KC is improving.

  13. ariani1985 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    Notice that the chiefs are making move while BB is sleeping at the wheel

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    After winning 6 SBs in 17 years I’d say he deserves a nap. But let’s look at your Vikings. Zero championships in 58 years? That’s pathetic.

  14. I thought for sure he was coming to the bucs with coach Arians. But at 14 million a year with all the bucs needs I see why we didn’t pull the trigger. I now hope we go after haha but even he might get 10 million a year in this crazy safety market. I still don’t understand how the bucs have the second least cap room. Go 5-11 back to back and no money to help your team get better. And have to watch home grown talent leave for monster contracts like kwon and humphries. Not a Great day to be a buc fan. At least we got a 6th round pick today. Cause he will be counted on to start along with all our draft picks with no cap and tons of holes. At least are aaf team is undefeated.

  15. ariani1985 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    Notice that the chiefs are making move while BB is sleeping at the wheel
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    That’s hilarious. You just know that BB is sitting back, feet up, filing his nails and looking at his list of second tier FA’s and recent cuts. Soon he’ll make his moves, turn 1-2 of them into studs and let them leave for compensatory picks.

  16. ariani1985 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Notice that the chiefs are making move while BB is sleeping at the wheel
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    Yeah losing their starting center to the Bills is a really good start. Belichick will be laughing his way to another Super Bowl soon enough.

  17. Sweet Insanity says:
    March 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Lets face it the Kansas City Chiefs are like your FERRARI and so any defensive player coming to the team would be the equivalent to a bumper sticker, Which means its absolutely not do or die when it comes to pressure place on your shoulders in terms of team success, just show up and do better than the guys you’re replacing as you sit back and watch the OFFENSE do their thing.

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    and that ” FERRARI ” sat there and watched the pats march down the field and end the chiefs season.

  18. Lots of costly FA moves by the chiefs. They are the rams of 2019. FA running back, FA expensive Saftey, and they haven’t addressed T hill yet

  19. What makes people think both Berry and Mathiue wont be on the chiefs roster this year. Honey badger is a complete player who brings a nasty attitude to the defense.He covers well, blitzes the QB well and plays the run well. Great signing him and Berry gonna ball

  20. I live in Houston and watched all of the Texans games. He is not that good of a safety. They gave him about double what he is worth. I guess it must be nice to play really well in 2015 and then win the lottery in 2019.

  21. ariani1985 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    Notice that the chiefs are making move while BB is sleeping at the wheel

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    Do you mean sleeping at the wheel of his boat that is now called 8 Rings?

  22. I like this move. Spending that much on the safeties stinks, yeah, but the reason we let Houston go and would trade Ford is we have a lot of young D front guys in waiting. Spags is ways more aggressive than Sutton ever was, he can let those young guys attack and let EB and TM work it back there. Their opponents are going to be throwing a lot to catch up or keep pace with that KC Offense, him and EB will be good together back there.

  23. KC needs a LB like the desert needs rain. They cannot roll out Ragland and Hitchens again. Even if they cut Berry for real money savings, the dead cap hit means they are done with the top tier free agent market this year.

  24. I don’t know much about this guy, but he has to be an upgrade over Sorensen. Sorensen had several personal fouls called on him and he appeared lost most of the time.

  25. I feel sorry for GMs who are looking to create a balanced roster. You just have to draft well and coach up a few flame outs. Established players are mostly overpaid.

    The game within the game is getting more value out of your team than what you pay them. Everyone spends the same, but market value teams don’t even make the playoffs.

  26. Only a three deal, Chiefs can walk after two. Seems like a low risk, high reward type signing.Even if he isn’t the player he was, he’s still an upgrade of what KC has had. Berry has barely played in two years and cutting him now doesn’t save much cap space. Looks like KC is hoping to pair those two together.

    The Chiefs should absolutely trade Ford, too much money for a one dimension player.

    With the Chiefs offense, if they can just get up to the 28th-29th ranked D, they are SB bound.

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