Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams finalize trade for CB Marcus Peters
The Kansas City Chiefs have finalized the agreement to trade superstar cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a package of draft picks.
The Rams will be sending a 2018 4th round pick and a 2019 2nd round pick. The Chiefs will also receive a 2018 6th-round selection.
Peters has had a reputation of being un-coachable going back to his days at Washington. The Kansas City Chiefs, up to this point had been able to deal with it because his talent is so immense. He has forced 24 turnovers over the course of his first three seasons. Peters has 19 interceptions, 5 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and 3 defensive touchdowns. It is saying something for a team giving up on a 25-year old superstar in his prime, however. It also should be noted that both the Colts general manager Chris Ballard and Browns general manager John Dorsey passed on the trade opportunity. Both men came over to their respective teams from the Chiefs, both teams have a need at corner, yet both took a pass on trading for Marcus Peters.
For the Los Angeles Rams, I would expect an extension to be in the works. They have until early May to exercise his 5th-year option if a long-term deal can’t be worked out. This also all but confirms that CB Trumaine Johnson will be leaving via free agency. Also that the Rams will likely use the franchise tag on WR Sammie Watkins or Safety Lamarcus Joyner. The Chiefs recently signed veteran corner David Amerson and acquired corner Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade. That should soften the blow somewhat. I would expect them to still look for a corner in round two or round three.
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*-This trade cannot become official until the league year officially begins on March 14th.