It was there that he won Super Bowl LIV and garnered two Pro Bowl selections.
The New Orleans native also became a Second-Team and First-Team All-Pro in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Last season, he had 60 total tackles, six passes defended, and three interceptions.
His efforts helped the Chiefs play in three AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls.
But despite his contributions on the field, it seems like his time with the Chiefs is over as Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov pointed out.
That should signal the end of Tyrann Mathieu.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 15, 2022
Meirov tweeted, “The #Chiefs are signing former #Texans safety Justin Reid to a 3-year, $31.5M deal. $20M is guaranteed, per @AdamSchefter. That should signal the end of Tyrann Mathieu.”
There’s no sense keeping Mathieu if they are already paying an annual average value of $10.5 million to Reid.
Likewise, Spotrac places Mathieu’s market value at $14.8 million yearly.
Letting one of their defensive stalwarts go will bring more questions than answers to the Kansas City defense.
Potential Destinations For Mathieu
Once Mathieu gets released, he will get much interest in the free agency market.
However, there are four teams that are the best landing spots for him.
The Philadelphia Eagles have enough cap space to negotiate a contract with Mathieu and the team badly needs an upgrade at safety.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens can also make a push for Mathieu, especially if they view the addition of an All-Pro safety as essential.
Likewise, the Chicago Bears need some veterans in their defensive backfield and Mathieu will be a great fit.
Finally, he could also play for his hometown team New Orleans Saints if the team is willing to devote a huge sum of money for him.