The former 2015 second-round pick will sign a six-year deal with Washington worth $84 million, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Following the end of the 2018 season, Mathieu claimed that it was extremely important that he remain in Houston as a member of the Texans.
After early reports that Mathieu had turned down a $9.5 million per year offer to stay with the Houston Texans and would explore the National Football League free agency market, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Monday night that the Chiefs will sign the star-caliber safety. The New Orleans native previously played five years for the Arizona Cardinals.
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Mathieu is also still only 26-years-old and should give the Chiefs a prime performer in the secondary.
Monday marked the start of clubs' ability to contact and enter contract negotiations with "certified unrestricted free agents" who will become such officially at 3 p.m. CT on Wednesday. Sports first reported the Chiefs were close to a deal with Mathieu on Monday evening.
Despite missing at least two games in each of his first four National Football League seasons, Mathieu has played all 16 games in each of his last two. He hit the open market and signed a one-year deal with the Texans. Foles had been in Philadelphia, where he helped the Eagles to their Super Bowl LII win.