As the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams work there way to completing a blockbuster trade that will send Marcus Peters to Southern California, we're starting to hear a bit more about the trade process. According to Adam Schefter, Kansas City is in the works of yet another trade even though the deal can not officially be completed until the start of the new league year on March 14.
The Chiefs have been aggressively seeking to trade Peters, an All-Pro during the 2016 season, as part of both a youth movement and shift in locker room culture.
The highly emotional Peters has been tossed from games, even once throwing an official's flag in disgust.
However, it was an incident in the Chiefs' 38-31 loss to the New York Jets that put perhaps the most negative attention on Peters a year ago.
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None of those character concerns was evidently enough to dissuade the Rams from making a deal, though. Trumaine Johnson is expected to leave in free agency, and it looks like Peters will take over as the Rams' new number-one corner. And as long as Kayvon Webster bounces back from injury, Los Angeles will have quite the duo at cornerback. He's set to count just over $3 million against the cap in 2018 and the Chiefs have a $9.5 million club option for him in 2019, so it's somewhat surprising that they are dealing him.
The Rams trading for Peters seems to indicate that Los Angeles will not re-sign cornerback Trumaine Johnson, a six-year veteran who has recorded 18 picks in his National Football League career.
Prior to the trades, the Chiefs were only scheduled to have four picks in the upcoming draft, which would have significantly hampered new general manager Brett Veach's chances of upgrading the roster.
The return the Chiefs got for Peters had not been confirmed at the time of writing. But it's unknown whether those will occur in April's draft or in following years.