Justin Reid will sign a three-year, $31.5 million deal with Chiefs

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Safety Justin Reid played alongside Tyrann Mathieu while he was a rookie with the Texans. Mathieu left for the Chiefs in 2019, signing with the Chiefs.

Reid, a free agent, now is replacing Mathieu in Kansas City.

The Chiefs are not expected to re-sign Mathieu, who also is a free agent, after agreeing to terms with Reid. Reid will get a three-year, $31.5 million deal that includes $20 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Reid is 86th on PFT’s top-100 free agents list, with Mathieu ranked 20th.

Reid, 25, has plenty of upside after 57 games in Houston. He made 315 tackles, seven interceptions, two forced fumbles, two sacks and 23 pass breakups in four seasons after the Texans made him a third-round choice.

11 responses to “Justin Reid will sign a three-year, $31.5 million deal with Chiefs

  1. Herm Edwards taught the importance of getting younger. This deal does that. It’ll be fun to see the caliber of player that Reid becomes.

  2. Good signing by Veatch. Honey Badger isn’t the Honey Badger of old, he’s just old. Now just resign Ward and pick up another DB in the draft and the secondary should be good.

  3. Justin Reid checks all the boxes for the Chiefs in today’s market…younger, faster, stronger and most importantly cheaper. There will definitely be a void in leadership on and off the field but I expect Nick Bolton and Willie Gay to step up and assume that role, both are up and coming players in the league. Tyrann Mathieu played well for the Chiefs during his tenure, but age and money will always take precedent over that.

  4. The Chiefs just have zero in house answers and will be a middling team very soon.

  5. Nice! KC is keeping the pieces they need, and letting the guys who don’t consistently show up, leave.

  6. i guess its something…
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    still would like to find a new DC for the chiefs…

  7. Chiefs overpaid for Clark, Hitchens and Mathieu. I’ll take the SB they got us, but none of those guys lived up to their contracts. Clark has been reworked, and with a short deal it forces him to play well or not get paid again and Hitchens and Mathieu are finally gone. That hat allows equal talent to come in for far less pay.

  8. touchback6 says:
    March 15, 2022 at 9:08 am
    The Chiefs just have zero in house answers and will be a middling team very soon.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Chiefs will be middling? How would any team with Mahomes be middling? This is silliness. Granted, they aren’t in the AFC East like your Pats. It won’t be a walk in the park every year to win the division. They will battle tested facing the best of the best on their way to the playoffs. No matter what, the Chiefs will be better than the Patriots.

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