Standout Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters had been the subject of trade rumors in recent days, and now it looks as if the Chiefs have found a trading partner, and it’s the Seattle Seahawks’ current biggest rival in the NFC West.
Adam Schefter reported on Friday that a deal to send Peters to the Los Angeles Rams.
Chiefs are expected to trade CB Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, sources tell ESPN. Teams are in final stages of talks and barring an unexpected snag, the trade is expected to be agreed to as early as today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2018
Ian Rapoport says that the Chiefs were looking at trading for veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn, but now it’s believed they’ll just send some draft picks over.
That effectively indicates that the Rams are going to move on from Trumaine Johnson, who is going to be one of the top defensive names in free agency. The Rams’ already shaky secondary depth could take more of a hit if Lamarcus Joyner and Nickell Robey-Coleman are also not re-signed.
Peters has been one of the top corners in the NFL since he was drafted by Kansas City in 2015, leading the league in interceptions since his rookie year, but his attitude problems are well-documented. Chris Petersen dismissed him from the Washington Huskies football team, and this infamous meltdown against the New York Jets this past season saw Andy Reid suspend Peters for one game. It appears as if his talent is not worth the apparent headaches he’s caused in Kansas City.
This post will be updated when the full trade details come out, but for now, Peters looks to be Los Angeles-bound, as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract.