Kansas City to trade CB Marcus Peters to Los Angeles Rams

Randy Kelley
February 24, 2018

It didn't take very long to find a suitor, because ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the star cornerback may be headed to the Los Angeles Rams as early as today. Only Ed Reed (22) has more interceptions than Peters over the first three seasons of a player's career in the last 25 years.

Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Chiefs will receive a package of draft picks from the Rams in exchange for Peters. The Chiefs did so by trading for Kendall Fuller and signing free agent David Amerson, but with Peters gone, aren't the Chiefs in the same place they were in 2017? The team also decided not to resign the team's all-time leading tackler Derrick Johnson. His 74.2 grade was his worst in the last three seasons.

Talks are in an advanced state and a deal is imminent, according to the reports.

There is a lot to like about the 28-year-old Johnson. The Rams have until May 3rd to pick up Peters' fifth-year option for 2019 projected at $9 million.

The 25-year-old has made a pair of Pro Bowls while earning one First-Team and one Second-Team All-Pro nod in his first three National Football League seasons.

Peters was suspended for the team's next game, but it was revealed he was suspended not only for the antics during the game, but also for arguing with an assistant coach.

The remaining question is what did the Chiefs get back from the Rams?

Trades can not become official until new league year beings on March 14. He had five interceptions a year ago, but he was suspended for December's game against the Raiders because of his actions the previous week against the Jets.

Adding Peters gives the Rams assurance in the secondary.

The Rams and Chiefs play next season in Mexico City.

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