By Christian Coppola
Today a deal was finalized for Cornerback Marcus Peters of the Kansas City Chiefs to be sent to the Los Angeles Rams. There have been rumors going on in recent weeks that the Chiefs wanted to move their All-Pro Cornerback. The corner’s recent attitude issues on the field have made Kansas City skeptical of whether or not to keep this ticking time bomb. Peters has arguably been a top 5 cornerback over the past 3 seasons with 19 interceptions but his recent antics don’t seem to be worth his talent for the Chiefs. Also, due to the high talent level of Peters, a big payday is expected to be asked for once his rookie contract has expired after next season. A $50+ million contract is definitely deserved and a payday like this is not too attractive to a lot of teams. A young team like the Ramswho have the 12th most cap space in the league is a perfect landing spot for a talented/expensive corner like Marcus. With $40 million in cap space, the Rams can definitely afford Peters.
With the expected exit of Trumaine Johnson, Lamarcus Joyner, and Nickell Robey-Coleman the Rams secondary needs to add multiple players to reconstruct this current non-existent secondary. Personally for Peters, this cannot be a better situation. The Rams are arguably a Super Bowl Contender next season and probably will be for the next few years as long as McVay, Goff, Gurley, and Donald are all still in LA. Also, playing in a city like LA will be exciting for a big personality like Peters where he can be praised and be happy on such a big market. For the Rams, they will be getting another franchise player to put on the field with their 5+ Pro Bowl players and reigning Coach of the Year. McVay will be beyond excited to play around with all his toys this next season and make his run to a Super Bowl in just his second year.
As for the Chiefs, this move means picks, picks, picks,picks, and more picks. Andy Reid and this franchise are definitely looking into the future and they are doing a handsomely good job in doing so. Drafting two significant adds last year in Mahomes and Hunt, these two will play enormous parts in this team’s success for years to come. The exit of veteran Linebacker, Derrick Johnson, also clears cap space for new and younger players to come in and give this team a bright future. Rumors have also been circulating that Kansas City is interested in and have been deciding on making the move to cut their $71 million man,Justin Houston, who will be making at least $15 million per year the next 3 years. The extermination of these two highly paid and aging players will significantly benefit these Championship caliber Chiefs.
This trade will be one of the most significant decisions by both these teams this offseason and will have major results in the years to come.
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