Five trade deadline targets for the Kansas City Chiefs to consider
Target: Patrick Peterson
Specs: 29 years old, 8 year NFL vet, 8 time Pro Bowler, and three time All-Pro; was suspended the first six games of 2019 so has not played this year.
The Why: Not only is Peterson one of the best corners in football, he also fits seamlessly in the Chiefs defensive scheme. The Cardinals are going nowhere this year, but certainly could in the next 2-3 years with Kyler Murray at the helm. Kansas City has a seemingly improved secondary from a year ago (though that’s not saying much), but would definitively benefit from adding a corner with Peterson’s talent to the roster.
The How: This trade makes sense for Arizona because they’re going to get a first round pick in return. It will be tough for Kansas City fans to stomach forking over another first round pick, but this team has a chance to compete for a Super Bowl now, and should not sit back and wait. The draft is just too risky. The Chiefs will want to negotiate an extension upon completing the trade, but that should allow them to front load the contract, get out of it late as Peterson ages, and save cap space for the pending Jones/Mahomes extensions.