Chiefs Trade Marcus Peters to Rams

The Chiefs will be trading the two-time Pro Bowler to the Rams barring any unforeseen setbacks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Adam Schefter, a longtime National Football League insider, corroborated the report and said the deal could be finalized as soon as Friday afternoon.

Cornerback Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs high steps after returning a fumble on his way to a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 30, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. According to Adam Schefter, Kansas City is in the works of yet another trade even though the deal can not officially be completed until the start of the new league year on March 14. The Rams don't have their second-round pick, which was traded away in the Jared Goff sweepstakes.

The news has left many scratching their head, considering that Peters is perhaps the best cornerback in the game 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. According to media scuttlebutt, the Chiefs had grown exhausted of Peters's proclivity for generating headlines for reasons other than his talent on the football field. The Chiefs also recently signed corner David Amerson.

Paylor adds that the Browns were not interested in talking about a Peters deal.

The low cost coupled with talent made the deal appealing for L.A., which is likely hoping a change of scenery will smooth out any questionable character concerns.

  • Rosalie Stanley