ESPN The Los Angeles Rams agreed to acquire All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters from the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, a move that was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Details of the trade, which won’t be processed until the start of the new league year on March 14, have yet to be disclosed. But the Chiefs are expected to receive a package of draft picks, not players, in return, according to Schefter’s sources.
In a surprising move, the Kansas City Chiefs have traded All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams, for a still yet to be announced package that is rumored to include players and picks. This is the second major trade the Chiefs have made this offseason, first trading the leader of their offense quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins, and now trading their best defensive player Marcus Peters to the Rams. Peters is ultra talented, but some of his antics forced the Chiefs to decide to trade Peters rather than commit to him long term, such as his habit of being penalized like the time he threw a penalty flag into the stands. Trading for Peters actually frees up cap room for the Rams, Peters will only make $1.74 million next season, and starting cornerback Trumaine Johnson who has played the last two seasons under the franchise tag will likely be released. The Rams need the money, defensive tackle Aaron Donald is owed a new contract, and he has his sights set on being the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.