ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Los Angeles Rams are finalizing a trade for Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters:
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
It’s certainly a megatrade that would fill a need, the second in as many offseasons following last year’s late offseason move for WR Sammy Watkins.
As the Rams approach free agency with the impending contract negotiations for CB Trumaine Johnson at the fore, Peters would be a more than competent replacement if those negotiations lead to Tru’s exit. A trade would also open up a world of options in the 2018 NFL Draft beyond just the first-round cornerback selection that most mock drafts have projected to this point.
Now it’s not a done deal. As Schefter notes, this trade is still in the final stages and not official. We’ve seen things reach the reportable stage and then break down before, so don’t go laying your mortgage on this.
Just stay tuned to TST for more throughout the day. And keep paying your mortgage.
(UPDATED at 1:29pm ET)
Sounds like the Chiefs wanted OLB Robert Quinn, but the Rams said no. Perhaps we can rule out Quinn as a cap casualty?
At one point, the #Chiefs were pushing to trade for DE Robert Quinn, along with a draft pick. But sounds like now it’ll be just draft picks going over to KC for Marcus Peters.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 23, 2018
Sounds like it’s a done deal though:
Marcus Peters to LA Rams trade is now officially agreed to, per source; cannot be processed until March 14. But Peters expected to be a Ram.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2018