The Kansas City Chiefs have officially come to terms with their first external signing of free agency in the ’22 offseason and it’s a move to make the secondary quite a bit younger and more athletic with the news that safety Justin Reid had reached an agreement on a new three-year deal.
Reid has been with the Houston Texans for each of the last four seasons, ever since he was taken in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs pulled a bit of a surprise for everyone with the signing of Reid knowing that so many of the rumors concerning the team had been centered on a wide receiver or a pass rusher. The Chiefs seemed silent early in the day on Monday as their rivals made multiple moves along with some of the league’s more desperate teams. however, the Chiefs came out Monday night with the signing of Reid and the restructuring of Frank Clark.
The Kansas City Chiefs have found a new starter for the secondary in former Texans safety Justin Reid.
Shortly after the signing, Reid seemed ready to dive in with his new team,
As for the signing itself, Reid is guaranteed $20 million over the next three seasons and could earn as much as $31.5 million.
Reid’s addition adds a young and reliable pass defender in the secondary for the Chiefs, a player who has never struggled with a major injury in the pros who also just turned 25 years old. For a team that was facing a decision on whether or not to pay big money to Tyrann Mathieu who is heading into his thirties, it was a clear signal that the Chiefs were wanting to get younger overall.
Reid has 7 total interceptions in his career with the Texans, including 2 last season.