Chiefs trade Marcus Cooper to Cardinals


The Kansas City Chiefs have traded defensive back Marcus Cooper to the Arizona Cardinals.

General manager John Dorsey is always open to making trades. Throughout his time here, Dorsey has made a few of them ranging from the acquisitions of Alex Smith and Anthony Sherman to the departures of Kelcie McCray and today, Marcus Cooper.

Cooper was dealt to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, bringing back a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. That might sound familiar, and it should. The Chiefs just traded that exact pick on Saturday for corner Kenneth Acker. In all reality, Kansas City traded Cooper for Acker.

Originally, Cooper was a seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers back in 2013 but was released at this point in the year. At that point, Dorsey signed Cooper on the same day he brought in Ron Parker and Jaye Howard (not a bad day at the office). Cooper was terrific early in 2013 before tailing off. Ultimately, he lost his starting job at the beginning of 2014 and has been nailed to the bench ever since.

Hopefully a scheme change will be good for Cooper, who is going from one contender to another.