Chiefs to sign All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu to $42 million deal

Signing Gipson at such a team friendly deal compared to the deals other safeties were getting in the first wave of free agency is an impressive addition for Gaine and the Texans front office. After suffering an overtime loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, it was clear that Kansas City needed to upgrade their defense heading into 2019.

Despite pawing at the safety market at the trade deadline past year, the Chiefs may end up in a better place with Mathieu, who will turn 27 just before training camp.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Kansas City will sign former All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu to a three-year, $42 million contract.

Gipson is one of only five safeties in the National Football League since 2012 to record at least 20 interceptions.

Then the news hit that the Chiefs had an agreement in place to sign Mathieu to a deal that paid him the same annually as Landon Collins. Wow.

His best season as a pro came during the 2015 season with the Arizona Cardinals when he was named an All-Pro, and went to the Pro Bowl after creating six turnovers, five were interceptions.

Now that the dust settled, let's examine how the Honey Badger has played recently, and how he fits into the defensive plans of the Chiefs moving forward.

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