Chiefs Trading CB Marcus Peters To Rams

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chiefs are expected to trade CB Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams.

  • According to Schefter, the trade has now been officially agreed to but, obviously, can’t be processed until the first day of the 2018 league year.
  • Ian Rapoport has confirmed the news and adds that the Browns and 49ers were also interested in Peters.
  • According to Rapoport, the Chiefs will receive a package of draft picks from the Rams in exchange for Peters.
  • Rapoport adds that at one point the Chiefs were pushing for the Rams to include DE Robert Quinn in the trade, but they ultimately decided to focus on getting a package of draft picks for Peters.

Pro Football Talk first reported that there was talk around the NFL that the Chiefs could make Peters available for trade this offseason and it appears as though Kansas City found a deal they liked before heading to the Combine.

Peters, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2015. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $9.584 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,741,932 for the 2018 season.

The Rams will have to decide whether to pick up Peters’ fifth-year option in the coming months.

In 2017, Peters appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and recorded 46 tackles, five interceptions, four forced fumbles, two recoveries with one being returned for a touchdown and nine pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 cornerback out of 120 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding the Peters’ trade as the news is available.