Chiefs CB Marcus Peters expected to be traded to LA Rams

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

The report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that Kansas City got multiple picks back from the Rams, although it's uncertain what he got back. The Washington Redskins acquired for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in exchange for a young star corner in Kendall Fuller, and a third round pick in the 2018 draft.

"The Chiefs became sufficiently exasperated with Peters past year to suspend him for one game", says Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Peters then left the field without having been ejected, infamously returning a few minutes later without socks. There's a 5th year option, but unless the Chiefs were planning on making him the highest paid corner in football, it's certainly possible K.C. was looking to get the absolute most for him they could before his time with them came to an end.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters returns an interception during the team's 30-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 16, 2017.

He certainly seems pumped about the idea of playing alongside Peters with the Rams. Trumaine Johnson, who under the franchise tag, appeared in all 16 games and tied for second on the team with two interceptions.

There's nothing concrete out there telling us exactly what Los Angeles gave up to add Peters to the mix. Troy Hill is an exclusive-rights free agent, and Nickell Robey-Coleman is set to enter unrestricted free agency.

  • Steve Townsend