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KC Chiefs will trade Pro Bowl CB Marcus Peters to LA Rams | The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs knew Peters, 25, would likely demand to be the game’s highest-paid corner, which would cost upwards of $18 million per season. So on Friday they decided to go in a different direction. They chose to trade him instead of risking a lengthy absence that could stretch through organized team activities (which he skipped a year ago) and potentially training camp, which would also hurt the already tepid-trade market for Peters with every passing day.

KC Chiefs must explain why they traded Marcus Peters, commentary | The Kansas City Star

Again, Hunt, Reid, and Veach should be allowed to explain. This has all the markings of the Chiefs pushing Peters out, but there is always a chance the trade return was so overwhelming the Chiefs couldn’t resist. So these words are an initial reaction, not the final judgment. Still, the following is true:

Making sense of the Chiefs-Rams Marcus Peters trade | Arrowhead Pride

Number 1: Marcus Peters was never re-signing in Kansas City, so they wanted value now

This makes sense on the surface, but for me, it doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. The Chiefs had full control over Peters for the next two years, three if you include the franchise tag. There wasn’t some kind of clock that was ticking here.

Yes, Peters would not have had the same trade value next year, and a comp pick isn’t worth as much... but still, trading a guy now because you don’t believe he’ll be back in two years seems a bit soon.

Marcus Peters Trade: CB Burdened by Question of What Went Wrong with Chiefs | SI.com

Meanwhile, Peters starts in a new location shrouded in controversy. What really happened? How disruptive must a player be in order to be dealt with one season and an option year left on his rookie contract? The leverage is always with the team, and not on a 25-year-old tasked with cleaning up his reputation just because we all assume (or were told) that’s the way it happened.

Winners and Losers from Blockbuster NFL Trade: Marcus Peters to Rams | Bleacher Report

The Washington Huskies product has flashes of brilliance and exceptional coverage skills offset by attitude concerns, which caused UW to dismiss him from its program his junior year following run-ins with the coaching staff.

"I spoke on his behalf multiple times. He just had issues articulating himself properly with coaches during disagreements," former Washington teammate Hau'oli Kikaha told Bleacher Report prior to the 2015 NFL draft.

Nothing has really changed.

Patriots' QB succession plan; Marcus Peters trade assessment | NFL.com

While some have suggested the recent additions of Kendall Fuller (who will come over as part of the Alex Smith trade) and David Amerson (signed after being released by Oakland) could allow the defense to survive without No. 22, I will quickly tell anyone within earshot that Peters is a top-five player at his position, and neither guy can walk in his shoes on the island. No disrespect to their previous play or their long-term potential, but they simply aren't capable of replicating his production as a playmaker, particularly on the outside against No. 1 receivers.

Los Angeles Rams agree to trade for Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters | ESPN

Details of the trade, which won't be processed until the start of the new league year on March 14, have yet to be disclosed. But the Chiefs are expected to receive a package of draft picks, not players, in return, according to Schefter's sources.

Marcus Peters trade: 5 immediate winners from the Chiefs-Rams deal | SBNation.com

Congratulations to the Broncos, Raiders, and Chargers — you no longer have to see Marcus Peters twice a year! Peters Made the Pro Bowl in his first two seasons in the NFL, including an All-Pro nod in 2016.