The Los Angeles Rams are reportedly set to acquire Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The terms remain under wraps, and we will continue to update this article with further information.
The Chiefs selected Peters with the 18th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Washington. He paid dividends immediately with an outstanding rookie season. Peters compiled eight interceptions with two returned for touchdowns during 2015. His performance earned him both Pro Bowl and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He followed his Pro Bowl rookies season with an All-Pro season in 2016.
Peters faced criticism from fans for his decision not to stand for the national anthem, including from fans in Kansas City. He also served a suspension after throwing a penalty flag and leaving the field against the New York Jets in 2017.
The two-time Pro Bowler stands as one of the best cornerbacks in the league and is a huge pickup for the Rams. The deal, if it goes through, would also make cornerback Trumaine Johnson expendable. Finally, it gives the Rams some financial flexibility to focus on other holes within the roster.
Update (February 26, 2018 – 2:42 p.m. ET:
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Rams sent their 2018 fourth round pick and 2019 second round pick to the Chiefs for Peters. The Rams will also receive a 2018 sixth round pick.