Rams Expected to Gain Marcus Peters

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Marcus Peters has more interceptions than any player in the National Football League over the past two seasons, and many feel the Los Angeles Rams got a steal for a 25-year-old who plays one of the most important positions on the field. For a player with the playing history of Peters at a vital and hard-to-fill position, that's fantastic. A second- and fourth-round pick for Marcus Peters, folks.

One team - King speculates that it was either the Browns or Colts - made an offer of a mid-round pick (for a top-tier cornerback!) and two others - the Rams and 49ers - were the last two standing before Los Angeles' offer won out.

Seems like the Rams got a heck of a deal for a 25-year-old turnover-creating machine who's been named to two Pro Bowls in his three seasons and was All-Pro in 2016.

Needless to say, Peters felt the way a majority of fans felt throughout the league.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs reached out to some general managers that they were familiar with to begin the Peters trade talks. And considering they landed him for a fourth-round pick in this year's draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft, it sounds like the offers from the other two teams weren't all that strong.

So why were the Chiefs anxious to dump Peters? The team played one of its best defensive games of the season past year without Peters. But as it turns out, they would have nearly no leverage in doing so.

The team suspended him for a game in December after a weird episode that included Peters chucking an official's penalty flag into the stands and then leaving the field after wrongly thinking he was ejected. The Chiefs could have held on to him, of course. That the Chiefs traded for Kendall Fuller and signed David Amerson makes Peters' departure a little easier to stomach even though the defense was among the league's worst a season ago.

The fact that Peters will be headed to the Rams this offseason means that they will be able to replace Trumaine Johnson, the previous cornerback leading the team, without losing their own first-round pick this year. It's the only way he's going to get paid Revis money.



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