Former New York Giants Landon Collins' new contract with Washington sets up a preview of what Houston Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu's asking price will be when he hits the open market. But after Berry's two mostly inactive seasons, the Chiefs can no longer afford to plan on his return, not after their dismal defense prevented them in 2018 from advancing to the Super Bowl - something they haven't done in nearly 50 years.
In Houston, he tallied 89 tackles, eight pass deflections, three sacks and two interceptions.
Last offseason, Mathieu signed with the Texans after the Arizona Cardinals asked him to take a cut in pay before giving him his release. Mathieu earned notoriety during college at LSU for his ability to create turnovers, earning the nickname "Honey Badger".
The Kansas City Chiefs addressed their biggest weakness on the first day of free agency by signing former Houston Texans safety Tryann Mathieu.
The NFL Network's Ian Rappoport is also reporting about the impeding free agent deal, saying Mathieu was their top target.
The Kansas City Chiefs and safety Tyrann Mathieu have reached an agreement on a three-year deal worth $42 million, a source told Yahoo Sports. But he's been durable since, playing all 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017 and for the Texans last season.
The Chiefs hope to improve one of the NFL's worst defences this off-season, and the idea of pairing Mathieu with Eric Berry in the secondary is a strong start.