Chiefs Trade Marcus Peters To Rams

The Chiefs have agreed to trade cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The deal will be officially processed on March 14. It is not yet exactly known what the Rams are sending to KC in return, but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears that the Chiefs will receive “a package of draft picks.” "<strong

Peters, a first round selection in the 2015 draft, has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. However, he has given KC brass some serious headaches over the years. In December, the Chiefs suspended Peters for a game despite being in the thick of the playoff hunt. Over the last couple of weeks, trade speculation bubbled around Peters and on Friday the Chiefs struck agreement on a deal to ship him out of town.

Peters made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons and earned a First-Team All-Pro nod in 2016. He did not pick up either accolade in 2017, but he did finish out with 46 tackles, nine passes defended, three forced fumbles, five interceptions, and his first career touchdown. All in all, he has 24 turnovers to his credit across three seasons.

As far as the advanced analytics are concerned, 2017 was his best season to date. His 85.7 overall score from Pro Football Focus is a career best, tying him for No. 17 amongst all CBs in the NFL. Slot specialist Nickell Robey-Coleman (No. 19) was the only Rams corner to come close to Peters last season with Troy Hill (No. 57), Trumaine Johnson (No. 68), and Kayvon Webster (No. 80) did not come close.

It has been widely assumed that Johnson, a pending free agent, would not be in the Rams’ plans this season. The Peters acquisition all but ensures that Johnson will be elsewhere in 2018. The Rams currently project to start Peters and Webster at cornerback.

Peters will earn just $1.7MM this season and can be controlled through 2019 via the fifth-year option. The option is projected to cost $9.5MM, which is still a solid value for what he provides.

After losing a close game to the Titans in the Wild Card round, the Chiefs are not resting on their laurels this offseason. The Peters swap marks their second major trade this offseason, following the deal that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins.

[RELATED: Rams Depth Chart]

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32 comments on “Chiefs Trade Marcus Peters To Rams

  1. Alex Graboyes

    Wtf what is wrong with the cheifs. One of the best corners in the league and they trade him. Like omfg

    • Long Duc Dong

      They will be better without him if he is a cancer in the locker room whatever he did must have been horrible to get himself trad d

    • Because he doesn’t know how to stop throwing fits on the field and he was bad enough that the Chiefs (not “Cheifs) had to suspend him for a game this past year. On top of that, he is a free agent after this next year and he would likely walk with the Chiefs getting nothing in return

  2. itslonelyatthetrop

    The headache has now exceeded the talent. And given how talented he is, that’s one big headache. I hope L.A. knows what they’re getting themselves into…

  3. acarneglia

    The dude is a loose cannon. Against NYJ this year he threw the refs flag into the stand, ran off the field thinking he got ejected, came back in only his pads and cleats and tried to renter the game.

    • bucsfan

      Then the next week he apologized to the team and had 2 picks, one of which he returned for a TD. Plus much cheaper than Johnson. If the Rams didn’t give up a 1st, it’s an absolute steal.

  4. Kenleyfornia74

    Peters in LA could be quite the headcase. But if he performs on the field the Rams are legit contenders

  5. JaySHAWks

    LOVE what the Chiefs have done this off season! Great to hear the cancer is gone! Now we’re getting draft picks! And money to get quality guys! GREAT MOVE KC!

  6. baseball1962

    YES, California is best place for this disrespectful punk! Thank you Chiefs!

  7. mrpadre19

    I would think this now puts the Chiefs in play for Aaron Colvin who is too good to stay a Nickel Corner in Jax and knows it.

  8. Z-A

    You would hope this involves at least the Ram’s #1 pick since the chiefs traded theirs. So 1st and 3rd?4th? or 5th?

    • chgobangbang

      I doubt rams giving up a one, maybe a 3 this year and 5 th next? Pure guessing on my part

      • Bubba

        3rd and 5th next year? Ummm Dream On. Nobody gives up that for so less other than Belichek.

        • chgobangbang

          For a cancerous head case they d be happy with 3 rd this year plus another pick next year

        • chgobangbang

          Bubba your alarm clock just went off. A 4 th round this year while giving them a 6 th, and a second next year

    • SoCalBrave

      since it says a package of picks, I doubt there’s gonna be a 1st rd. maybe 2 2nds? or a 3rd and a few lower.

  9. bigun

    Looking forward to seeing what they get in return, but regardless, this had to happen. To many distractions for the team and too much discord in the local fan base to bring him back.

  10. bertmcg69

    Lolol! Typical Fat Andy move…

    Chiefs are on the downslope! All to familiar for me with big red as a Philly Fan.

  11. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Can’t lose in the playoffs if you never make it to the playoffs. Trading away Smith and Peters better have been worth it.

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