This news comes as a surprise to many, including Chiefs’ players themselves, who, according to rumors, aren’t that thrilled at the prospect of losing an extremely talented, and very young player in their secondary.
In the event you’re not familiar with what Peters has accomplished in his first three seasons in the NFL, Pro Football Focus sums it up pretty nicely in just two tweets. And despite the fact that this ultimately points to the end of the road for Trumaine Johnson, this trade provides Wade Phillips with a new toy. A shutdown corner.
Since his rookie season (2015) Peters has a total of 19 interceptions and 31 pass breakups — a figure good for best in the NFL.
The Rams added Marcus Peters via trade. He has been the NFL's biggest ballhawk since 2015! pic.twitter.com/Ng8p2dBmZG— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 23, 2018
How does he stand up in coverage, you ask? Not too shabby. No corner in the NFL has done it better.
Since 2015, no defender has allowed a lower passer rating in their coverage than Marcus Peters. pic.twitter.com/7jcjrYUvOn— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 22, 2018
It’ll be interesting to see how this all shakes out for Trumaine Johnson. But, for now, it appears the Rams have done a fine job of filling the void; and for a player who will earn $1.7M in the upcoming year.