Mike Garafolo explained on the NFL Network Tuesday that both he and Ian Rapoport have yet to speak to anyone around the NFL who has said the talk of Chiefs CB Marcus Peters possibly being available for trade is accurate.
With that being said, Garafolo and Rapoport have also yet to speak with anyone who has said the trade rumors are inaccurate and a deal won’t happen at some point.
According to Garafolo, there have been no discussions about potentially trading Peters based on the conversations he’s had with sources involved with the Chiefs and with teams that have spoken to Kansas City. Although, Garafolo does say that this still isn’t something to completely rule out down the line.
In the end, Garafolo still expects Peters to remain with the Chiefs.
Meanwhile, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who first mentioned that there was buzz Peters could be made available, writes that the talk of the Chiefs entertaining offers for the cornerback “remains real.”
Florio explains that it makes sense for the Chiefs to weigh any potential concerns regarding Peters to keeping him and paying him big money now before one way or another.
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 Chiefs 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 Peters as the news is available.