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He comes at a considerable cost. His $14 million average annual salary is higher than the $13 million per season the Chiefs gave to Berry two years ago. But his addition could be the first step in returning some respectability to the Chiefs’ defense. The Chiefs had Mathieu as the highest-rated safety available in free agency, ahead of Earl Thomas and Landon Collins.
By adding Mathieu, the Chiefs create a formidable safety tandem between the 26-year-old and strong safety Eric Berry. Mathieu, who racked up 70 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions in his lone season with Houston, gives the Chiefs an elite defender in the middle of the field — something the team lacked in the 2018 season.
First off, as far as free agents go, this more than likely means that Chiefs fans can say their good-byes to both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware. Hyde will take over Ware’s role in the offense and Darryl Williams or a rookie running back will likely round out the Chiefs running back rotation. This leaves the Chiefs with no need for Ware and West.
Former Kansas City Chiefs center Mitch Morse intends to sign what is expected to be a four-year, $44.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Morse, 26, joined the Kansas City Chiefs as a second-round draft pick (49th overall) from Missouri in 2015. He immediately became a starter and opened each of the 52 games, regular season and playoffs, he played in for Kansas City.
While Mahomes’ contract bans an array of high-risk activities like hang-gliding, riding motorcycles and skydiving, the basketball ban likely refers to competitive basketball.
He’s not allowed to play pickup basketball games at a gym with strangers, but the Chiefs will probably live with Mahomes bricking a bunch of 3s with Dirk watching and nobody playing defense.
Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:
What an eventful start to the legal tampering period. Here’s a quick recap of the bigger news for Chiefs and the NFL. To see the full list, check out our Legal Tampering Tracker: