The Chiefs continue to make big time offseason moves before the new league year even begins as they have come to an agreement with the Rams to trade Marcus Peters. The deal isn’t finalized yet, so exactly what the Chiefs are getting in return is yet to be specified. If I had to guess I’d say the Rams gave up a 3rd or 4th round pick and maybe an additional 7th rounder, I could and will be very wrong however. The NFL trade market is so unique it’s tough to judge the exact value for a player. As soon as the deal is final and we know what the return is I’ll update this blog.
This is a big time get for the Rams. After a surprise season in which they won the NFC West, they’re looking to quickly build of it, and turn it into a Super Bowl championship. I love their urgency to win now, especially with them being such a new commodity on the LA market. What do you do in the LA market? You add big time stars and Marcus Peters has proven he’s a big time star. This will also fill the void of Trumaine Johnson who is most certainly walking in free agency after this acquisition. The Rams recognize they need to add a few more pieces in order to win the NFC and compete for Super Bowl championships. With Gurley and Goff still on rookie deals it’ll allow them to spend elsewhere for now, however that window will be shutting very rapidly, so they have to make moves swiftly.
The Rams most definitely are a better team after this deal. Just hope it doesn’t come out that they gave up something ridiculous for him, although I highly doubt that’s the case. As for the Chiefs, this trade is a little bit of a head scratcher for me. Maybe it just wasn’t working out between him and the organization, or they just didn’t want to pay him. Losing Marcus Peters however, isn’t going to help fix their already weak secondary that got torched all year. Chiefs can still compete in the AFC, so rebuilding moves should not be their actions moving forward. Pat Mahomes will hopefully elevate this team to a level offensively that Alex Smith couldn’t to get them over the hump. I know one thing for sure, though. The Chiefs will need a strong defense if they want to win a championship, and trading off big pieces is not the way to achieve that.