Chiefs Trading Marcus Peters to LA Rams | Def Pen
Marcus Peters
Marcus Peters (Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America)

The Kansas City Chiefs were faced with a dilemma going into the offseason with cornerback Marcus Peters. An undoubted top-flight defensive back but he did have his fair share of issues in the 2017 campaign. He was suspended one game by the team for reasons still unknown and he followed that up by tossing a referees flag into the stands which drew some criticism from teammates. It was clear a move had to be made one way or another.

The Chiefs elected to trade Peters to an NFC Super Bowl contender in the Los Angeles Rams for a ‘package of draft picks’. This also most likely marks the end of Trumaine Johnson’s tenure with the Rams. Following comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Is Peters, 25, worth the risk for a young Los Angeles Rams team? If he did learn from those 2017 incidents and refocuses on what’s important, the Rams might have stolen a big name from KC.

In the 2017 season, Peters registered 46 tackles, five interceptions, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 85.7 for the 2017 season, ranking him as the No. 17 cornerback in the league. Eric Eager of PFF highlights the importance of Peters on the field and how opposing quarterbacks elect to not throw in his direction.

Peters was voted to the Pro Bowl after the 2015 and 2016 seasons and was an Associated Press first-team All-Pro selection in 2016.

The Rams shocked the NFL world winning the NFC West with an 11-5 record before losing in the wild-card round to the Atlanta Falcons.

UPDATE: Some details of the trade are coming into light as reported by NFL Networks Ian Rapoport.


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