Veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu agreed Friday to a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Schefter added the deal is worth $7 million.official nfl jerseys cheap
The Arizona Cardinals released Mathieu on March 14 after he declined to accept a pay cut for the 2018 season.
“I think there are different ways you can go about restructuring you contract,” he nfl authentic jerseys cheap said in an interview with NFL Network (via Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site). “Some guys like their money up front, some guys put it on the back end. The tough part is when someone asks you to take a pay cut. I don’t think that makes sense for a lot of players.”
While some may argue the Cardinals would’ve been better off keeping Mathieu, reebok nfl jerseysthe fact his release even became an option to the team highlighted how much his stock has dropped following his All-Pro season in 2015.
That season ended with Mathieu tearing his ACL. Whether the injury is solely or partly to blame, he hasn’t been the same player since.
A shoulder problem then limited Mathieu in 2016, best nfl jerseys and he eventually landed on injured reserve after appearing in 10 games.
Mathieu remained healthy in 2017, but his 78 combined tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defended were noticeably below the standard he had set in 2015, when he had 89 tackles, five interceptions and 17 pass nfl jersey for cheap breakups.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Steve Palazzolo, Mathieu allowed opposing quarterbacks to have a passer rating of 130.2 nfl jerseys cheap authentic in 2016 and 91.6 in 2017. Compare that to his 70.3 opponent passer rating in 2015.