For the on-field merits, it’s a steal for the Rams. Peters has been one of the best if not the outright best cornerback in the NFL over the last three seasons.
But ultimately, the Chiefs soured on Peters’ attitude and compatibility. That they made the first move in bringing Peters to market instead of teams coming to seek him on their own terms depressed his value. Making things perhaps worse for KC was that there weren’t enough competitive buyers. Reportedly, the Rams were the only real interested party as the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns only came to the table with inquiries and not a sincere interest in negotiating.
Ultimately, it will come down to the challenge for Head Coach Sean McVay of keeping Peters’ outbursts limited in ways that don’t contribute to the detriment of the team while making sure he’s able to make his on-field contributions similar to what they were with the Chiefs. If he can do that, we’ll be looking back at this deal considering a very, very lopsided transaction.
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We’ll be getting a sixth-rounder in this year’s draft too, per Schefter:
Full terms on Marcus Peters trade:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2018
Chiefs trade CB Marcus Peters and 2018 sixth-round pick to LA for 2019 second-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick, per league sources.