Last Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs made the surprising decision to trade Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams. In the first few days since the move, there hadn't been any specifics as to what the front office was able to acquire for the talented defensive back.
However, the details of the transaction were revealed on Monday afternoon with Kansas City acquiring a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 second-round selection in exchange for Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick. This led to a few Chiefs fans voice their displeasure calling for a robbery of the star cornerback in the deal.
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— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) February 26, 2018
It was a surprisingly light haul in exchange for Peters, who has established himself as one of the premier players at his position in the league. In his first three seasons, the 25-year-old has earned a pair of Pro Bowl selections and a First-Team All-Pro nod over that span. This had helped him become a fan favorite as one of the cornerstone players defensively. He is also the first player since former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed with five interceptions in each of his first three seasons with 19 over that span.
His departure now leaves a significant void in the Chiefs secondary that the team is hoping to fill with the additions of Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith trade to the Washington Redskins and the free-agent signing of David Amerson. Although he had several on and off the field issues arise over last season, Peters was one of Kansas City's most dependable contributors defensively.
Meanwhile, his addition to the Rams should provide significant stability in their secondary especially with the expected departure of Trumaine Johnson via free agency. He has a chance to become a long-term piece of the puzzle in Los Angeles on the one teams that are on the rise after their first playoff appearance in more than a decade.