Is Marcus Peters available in trade?

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With the Chiefs adding veteran cornerback David Amerson and, officially in three weeks, acquiring cornerback Kendall Fuller as part of the Alex Smith trade, some in league circles are wondering whether the Chiefs will be making another transaction involving a cornerback.

The question being asked is whether Marcus Peters, a first-round pick in 2015, is available in trade.

Peters has become one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, but Peters has at times been a bit of a handful for the Chiefs. The situation came to a head last season, when he seemed to try to get himself ejected, then seemed to assume he was ejected when he wasn’t, then returned to the sidelines with his uniform on and socks off, showing no intent to return to action.

The incident, along with an argument with a coach, got Peters suspended for a game. For the Chiefs, it quietly may have been the last straw.

Subject to a fifth-year option, the Chiefs (or whoever holds his contractual rights) will have to decide by early May whether to extend the contract through 2019. As the new league year approaches, Peters has become a name to watch for a possible trade — especially with the guy who drafted him four years ago now the G.M. in Cleveland.

54 responses to “Is Marcus Peters available in trade?

  1. Shipping him off to Cleveland will send a clear message to other Chiefs’ players — get out of line and you’ll be punished.

  2. I think that with very few exceptions, every player on every team is a potential trade target. Peters is no different. He’s immature and emotional, but hopefully, he’ll learn to keep a better handle on things. With his exceptional talent, the price for Peters in a trade would be astronomical. I don’t see it happening. The Chiefs are making some changes to improve their team as their Superbowl (R) window is wide open. The franchise is not in a rebuilding mode in which they would be eager to liquidate their best assets.

  3. Hey Les Snead!

    I know it’s only 7am on the West Coast, but wake up and trade the rights to Tru and a 3rd rounder to the Chiefs for him.

    Thanks!

  4. Because of those same issues, no way KC is ever giving him a big money contract. So I suppose it’d be something to consider.

  5. A disciple of Colin Kaepernik.

    Peters has at times been a bit of a handful for the Chiefs. The situation came to a head last season, when he seemed to try to get himself ejected, then seemed to assume he was ejected when he wasn’t, then returned to the sidelines with his uniform on and socks off, showing no intent to return to action.

    When he isn’t getting offers, he has nobody to blame but himself.

  6. The most likely landing spot is actually Seattle. Peters went to Washington, where he was raised in the Seahawks system, and the Chiefs and Seahawks have done deals before. They could easily handle his $3 million cap charge, since they’ll comfortably have about $40 million to spend in March. He can line up opposite Sherman for a year, then slide over and take his place when the time comes and play opposite Shaq Griffin. Carroll always does pretty well with temperamental guys, and he’ll fit right in with the local and team culture. They either do the deal for the Seahawks pick at #18 with the Seahawks getting a 2nd or 3rd back, and/or they throw in Jeremy Lane on the deal. Either way it makes sense for both teams.

  7. As a raider fan, I would like to see him traded out of the division, but I don’t think it will happen. However, if it does, I can see the Browns being a trading partner. They have draft picks. Although, they would not trade a first for him, I think they would trade a 2nd. Also, I think the GM for the Browns was the GM for the chiefs when they drafted him. I could also see the 49ers being in the mix, but the Browns for sure.

  8. Michael E says:
    February 18, 2018 at 11:37 am
    The sad part is someone will sign this child.

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    He’s an adult and one of the better players at his position so it won’t be sad or surprising or anything like that

  9. A 1st and a 2nd rounder and the Chiefs should ship his anthem disrespecting rear end off and say good riddance

  10. “upyoursnfu says: February 18, 2018 at 11:08 am: Andy says trade him for 2 rotisserie chickens, a quart of mashed potatoes, gravy and an apple pie.”

    Yum yum! Hey, if you plan on carousing the KC BBQ rib joints, who you gonna party with?

  11. A malcontent with only 1 year left on his contract, you are not getting a first and more for that. If they really want to move him they will probably take a 2nd straight up or a 3rd and a player. They also will probably not trade him to an AFC team. My guess is he gets traded to San Francisco for Arik Armstead and a 3rd rounder.

  12. I don’t want the head case dirt bag kneeling POS in Cleveland . i don’t care how talented the POS is . just say NO!!!!

  13. Southpaw79 says:
    February 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm
    A malcontent with only 1 year left on his contract, you are not getting a first and more for that. If they really want to move him they will probably take a 2nd straight up or a 3rd and a player. They also will probably not trade him to an AFC team. My guess is he gets traded to San Francisco for Arik Armstead and a 3rd rounder.

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    wrong on every level. But thanks Mr. Out Of Work General Manager

  14. Wouldn’t surprise me if the Chiefs got rid of him! This dude has most of KC angered at him. Arguing with coaches and fans, his stupid little anthem protests, and he’s scared to tackle!!! Still a decent lockdown corner though.

  15. I wouldn’t give anything more than a 4th for a one year rental. He will be gritting his teeth to be a good boy next season since his next contract is hanging on his behavior moving forward. But……I wouldn’t want to be the team signing him next.

  16. Apple to KC for Peters straight up. Change of scenery for two physically skilled emotionally wrought head cases. At least one of them will pan out.

  17. Hilarious how Peters is a “dirtbag or Problem Child” He is emotional and does need to learn to keep his emotions in check as does Kelce half the people posting in here are more than likely fans of other teams and only watched a game maybe 2 of the Chiefs. We will gladly keep him he is one of the CB’s in the league so just Stop with the non sense!!!!!

  18. Iknowitall says:
    February 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    A 1st and a 2nd rounder and the Chiefs should ship his anthem disrespecting rear end off and say good riddance
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    Bwahahahahahahahaha
    No more than a late 3rd or a 4th at best for a malcontent with 1 year and an option that the team trading for him would have to exercise in short order.

  19. Probably more of a warning than preparing for a trade.

    They’ll never get value for him so they’ll have to be done with him and be looking to liquidate at below value to get anything back. Being a locker room cancer is really bad for your trade value.

  20. He’s not paid to tackle. He’s paid to eliminate half of the field for the qb. His best ability is availability. I love scrappy corners but they always end up hurt somehow…..I dunno.. maybe 200 pound fast guys trying to tackle running backs going full speed. Peters is a beast. He produces. Quit hating.

  21. fatelvis77 says:
    February 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm
    Apple to KC for Peters straight up. Change of scenery for two physically skilled emotionally wrought head cases. At least one of them will pan out.
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    As a Giants Fan I would sign up for this in a NEW YORK MINUTE!!!!

  22. seahawkboymike says:

    Carroll always does pretty well with temperamental guys, and he’ll fit right in with the local and team culture.
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    Lying, cheating, and drugging… that’s some team culture to be a part of, lol

  23. nhpats says:
    February 18, 2018 at 10:59 am
    BB on line 1

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    That would end quick. BB has the shortest fuse in the business for the type of stuff Peters likes to do.

  24. chinahand11 says:
    February 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    “upyoursnfu says: February 18, 2018 at 11:08 am: Andy says trade him for 2 rotisserie chickens, a quart of mashed potatoes, gravy and an apple pie.”

    Yum yum! Hey, if you plan on carousing the KC BBQ rib joints, who you gonna party with?
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    If I was in KC and wanted the best ribs I could possibly get, I’d drive to Memphis.

  25. Funny, all of you saying no one will trade for a one year rental.

    Alex Smith had one year left as well and we see how that worked out.

    Veach just has to find the right offer for Peters’ and that Peters is willing to sign an extension with that team.

    Same situation as Alex.

  26. Don’t see Cleveland trading for a veteran CB before the draft. Quite likely they address the position in the second round. If they’re unable to find one that they like, they may pursue someone, but I doubt it will be someone who is currently starting. I would hope that Dorsey learned from his mistakes in KC that he needs to be more conscious of the cap early to avoid getting into trouble later.

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