Marcus Peters trade brings draft picks back to Kansas City Chiefs

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Marcus Peters
CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Marcus Peters /

With the final details finally announced, the Los Angeles Rams have traded draft picks to the Chiefs in return for star cornerback Marcus Peters.

After a quiet weekend in which Kansas City Chiefs fans wondered what exactly the Los Angeles Rams were giving up in return for Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters, Chiefs Kingdom finally has its answer.

The Rams will be sending a fourth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and a second round choice next year to the Chiefs for Peters and a sixth round choice this year, a total haul which brings the amount of total picks in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft for K.C. to six picks.

Per reports, the Chiefs began by asking for some level of draft compensation along with defensive lineman Robert Quinn.

The trade of Peters is a shock to most Chiefs fans who have watched the former first round pick blossom into one of the league’s best pass defenders. No one in the NFL has forced more turnovers in the last three seasons combined than Peters, who has 19 interceptions and 6 forced fumbles in that span.

Then again, there’d been some reported smoke about a potential Peters trade. There was considerable drama last year including a single game suspension imposed on Peters, a reported altercation with a coach and drama from fans about his demeanor and behavior during the national anthem.

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Peters had 5 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles in 14 games last season for the Chiefs. Despite the strong stats and overall performance on the year, he failed to make the Pro Bowl for the first time in his three NFL seasons.