The Kansas City Chiefs have already made news this off season. The team make headlines throughout the NFL when Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins. Alex Smith was coming off of an outstanding season that saw him going to the Pro Bowl. The Chiefs decided it was time to look to their quarterback of the future, and Smith became expendable.
Now, the Chiefs are making more news on the trading front. The Chiefs’ star cornerback Marcus Peters is going to be traded to the Los Angeles Rams. The complete details of the trade have not yet been finalized. NFL teams are not allowed to officially finalize trades until the official trading season begins on March 14.
Marcus Peters had several great seasons during his time with Kansas City. Over the last three seasons, Peters had 19 interceptions. This total led the entire NFL during that three year period. So far in his career, Peters has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice.
One of the reasons mentioned for the trade of Marcus Peters was Peters’ relationship with Andy Reid who is the Chiefs’ head coach. Last season, Marcus Peters picked up a penalty flag that was thrown against him, and he threw it up into the crowd. Coach Reid decided to suspend Peters for one game due to Peters’ unsportsmanlike conduct on the field. This didn’t go down well with Peters, and the Chiefs ended up losing the game in which Peters was suspended.
The Los Angeles Rams were looking for top players for the team’s secondary. Trumaine Johnson is expected to leave the Rams, so the team needed a player to fill Jackson’s shoes and provide the pass coverage needed to keep the Rams’ highly-ranked defense running on all cylinders.