Chiefs set to deal Peters to Rams

Report: Chiefs to trade star corner Marcus Peters to Los Angeles Rams

Report: Chiefs to trade star corner Marcus Peters to Los Angeles Rams

He didn't disappoint in that regard.

Marcus Peters is in rarified company when it comes to his ability to generate turnovers. He wasn't always intent on just covering his receiver.

Peters is a great addition on paper for L.A.: He has forced a whopping 24 turnovers in three National Football League seasons and has 19 interceptions in 45 career games. Peters is truly a once-in-a-generation player.

The details have yet to be released, but according to Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs will be receiving a bundle of draft picks in return. They're really trading Peters, who is 25 and plays one of the NFL's most important positions?

Despite his talent on the field, the Chiefs had reportedly become disenchanted by his behavior.

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 previous year. With many concerns about his attitude raised - in spite of his charitable actions off the field - Kansas City elected to send him elsewhere while he was cheap and at his highest value.

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Peters was suspended for the team's next game, but it was revealed he was suspended not only for the antics during the game, but also for arguing with an assistant coach.

Peters was a first round pick (18th) by the Chiefs in 2015. Some of his actions in his efforts to avoid contact bordered on the comical. The Chiefs top personnel clearly weren't happy with Peters' antics and felt it was the best possible time to trade him.

The Rams will hope Peters has a better grasp on those emotions going forward, as he's emerged as a truly elite cornerback. The Chiefs have a small sample size on what life without Peters might be like, but perhaps it's instructive. He put together 57 tackles, 14 passes defensed and 2 interceptions in 16 games.

We'll have all offseason and the coming years to debate who won this deal and whether it was a good move for K.C. Right now, let's look at *why* this happened.

Looking back, the Chiefs getting up-and-coming corner Kendall Fuller back from the Redskins for Smith makes even more sense.

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