Marcus Peters was a game changer for the Kansas City Chiefs and this is a shocking trade. He already has 19 interceptions and led the National Football League in pick return yardage in two of the last three seasons.
Adding insult to injury, the 49ers (who are incredibly thin at corner) were also reportedly interested in trading for Peters' services before the deal with the Rams was announced. Considering their number one corner Trumaine Johnson and backup corner Nickell Robey-Coleman are expected to walk in free agency, the Rams' secondary is going to have some holes.
Browns General Manager John Dorsey was the G.M.in Kansas City when Peters was drafted in the first round of the 2015 draft. Johnson played the past two seasons on the Rams' franchise tag, and he could command a record-setting deal.
The Chiefs in the end made a decision to get what they could for Peters now, when he has up to two seasons remaining on his contract and their asking price would be higher than if they waited until next year. It was later reported that his suspension by the team was also in part due to a spat with a coach. We all know he grew up as a Raiders fan and while this trade doesn't get him to Oakland, it puts him back in his home state of California. It's one the Rams won't have to worry about paying now with the addition of Peters. He was scheduled to make $1.74 million in 2018 with a cap hit of $3.04 million.