Reports: Peters traded for two draft picks
When the Kansas City Chiefs traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams last week, several fans took to social media to voice their concerns about the possible value in return.
What was an All-Pro cornerback who some believe to have a questionable character worth?
On Monday, NFL insiders broke the terms of the trade.
The Chiefs traded Peters along with a sixth-round pick this year to the Rams for a fourth-round pick this year and a 2019 second-round pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Several have questioned who initiated the trade talks — if the Chiefs wanted to rid themselves of Peters due to his actions on the field that included protesting the national anthem and throwing a referee’s flag into the stands; or if it was Peters who requested the trade. Some have speculated Peters wanted to be closer to where he was born in Oakland, California.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said in a tweet that the Chiefs and Peters was “Best described as a mutual parting. Both sides came away in a good place. KC knew they would deal him for 2 months, took the best deal with a limited market that barely included 2 teams (not #Browns or #Colts, despite their execs drafting him).”
Peters posted on Instagram a thank you to Kansas City.
The 25-year-old was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round in 2015. He has 19 interceptions and 55 passes defensed in three seasons, a league high.
He also has five forced fumbles, three touchdown returns and added two career interceptions in the playoffs.
But the two-time Pro Bowler was suspended for a game last year after a loss to the New York Jets for his outburst in New York that included chucking a flag into the stands and leaving the game without being ejected. It also was reported he got into an argument with a coach on the team bus on the way to the airport after the game.
The trade can’t become official until the new league year begins March 14.
Kansas City and Los Angeles will play each other next season in Mexico City.