The Honey Badger is on the move. A Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro selection in 2015, Mathieu signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans last season and racked up 89 tackles, eight pass deflections, three sacks and two interceptions.
The safety market exploded after strong safety Landon Collins signed with the Washington Redskins for a 6-year deal for $84 million with $45 million guaranteed.
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.
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He is also seen avoiding every question posed at him, saying "no comment". He added that all necessary steps are being taken for his extradition.
The former Arizona Cardinals third-round pick now gets the pay day that he was hoping for after Arizona released him last offseason.
Mathieu is an LSU Tigers legend and New Orleans native whose story speaks to many fans, and his electric style of play on the field could help any team in the league. Tyrann Mathieu is testing free agency. He also pairs with Eric Berry who, if healthy, would give Kansas City the best safety tandem on paper since the height of the Legion of Boom Seahawks back in the early 2010s.
The Dallas Kimball alumnus recorded 159 combined tackles, six interceptions, 16 pass breakups, and a fumble recovery.