Chiefs called every team in the league on Marcus Peters

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The Chiefs didn’t get much for Marcus Peters, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.

According to Peter King of SI.com, the Chiefs called every team in the league while shopping the high-profile (for good or for ill) cornerback, but 28 of those teams either said no thanks or offered nothing of any value.

They eventually had to put a sixth-rounder with the Pro Bowl corner to get the Rams to give them back a fourth-rounder this year and a second-round pick in 2019. That’s hardly what you’d think to be good value for such a talented player. King mentioned that one team offered a mid-round pick (speculating that it was either Cleveland or the Colts).

The 49ers were reportedly involved to a certain point, but a number of factors contributed to the depressed market. The fact that the Colts didn’t want him may have contributed to scaring teams off, since General Manager Chris Ballard was with the Chiefs when Peters was scouted and drafted in the first round in 2015. Assuming he knows all the background and took a pass might have made some believe Peters was more trouble than he’s worth.

And since word gets around pretty quickly in the league, the perception that the Chiefs were involved in a fire sale was enough to keep them from getting anything good in exchange.

30 responses to “Chiefs called every team in the league on Marcus Peters

  1. How dumb do you have to be to have all the talent in the world, enough to make hundreds of millions of dollars in within a 10-12 year window and set your family up for life but your to gullible and ignorant to get over yourself and not be a tantrum throwing baby. Unbelievable.

  2. scmems07 says:

    February 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

    How dumb do you have to be to have all the talent in the world, enough to make hundreds of millions of dollars in within a 10-12 year window and set your family up for life but your to gullible and ignorant to get over yourself and not be a tantrum throwing baby. Unbelievable.
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    Product of Oakland…. what would you expect?

  3. I used to think it was worth the risk in order to have the superior talent. But after seeing what the Eagles did with modest talent and a superior “team” I am not surprised nearly the entire league passed on Peters.

  4. Good to know my Chiefs made the effort. Considering they basically had no market for Peters and only 1 team seriously interested, what they got back is better than expected.

  5. Peters’ dad is a well respected high school football coach. You’d think Marcus would know better. But it’s not so easy. It’s like Aldon Smith. Some guys require more help than what a football coach can give. There are so many good players out there, it’s easier to just stay away from the problem guys. I hope that these guys can get the help they need to live happy, productive lives. Too often they end up failing. The documentaries are eye opening, but they usually come out after it’s way too late.

  6. I’m sure escaping all the distractions and night life of Kansas City for the god-fearing Midwest city of L.A. will do wonders to help this young man mature.

    Marcus Peters was just in a rough situation out there in the busy metropolis of KC. Im sure the change of pace to L.A. getting him out of the media spotlight will be good for him.

    I see a changed man on the horizon.

  7. We’ll see how much of a “steal” the Rams got when he’s throwing tantrums, acting like an idiot, taking stupid penalties, getting into it with coaches, and demanding a record breaking CB contract of $18+ mil a year after this season.

    There’s a reason he fell in the draft. There’s a reason that the team who took a chance on him and got good production out of him still couldn’t wait to dump him to anyone who would take him. There’s a reason that even with every team in the league knowing he was available, that nobody stepped up and made a serious offer for him. Even guys who worked in KC when he was drafted made zero effort to bring him into their new teams.

    Everyone who this guy has played for couldn’t wait to get rid of him.

    Meanwhile the Chiefs added Fuller, one of the most under rated young DB’s in the game who’s younger, cheaper, under team control longer, and they will not be on the hook for Peter’s record breaking contract demands, all while adding some good assets in the process.

    KC wins this deal.

  8. And which fast food joint is the ex Chief talent evaluator working now who signed off on this guy ?

    Combine report: Suspended for one game in 2014 by head coach Chris Petersen for a sideline tantrum that followed personal foul penalty. Was ultimately dismissed from team over multiple run-ins with coaching staff. Inconsistent with footwork and loose with technique. Lacks patience in press and will open up early. Grabby off line of scrimmage and downfield when beaten. Overly emotional and prone to mental mistakes because of it. Doesn’t take coaching.

  9. I’m a bit surprised by this report. He must have quite the reputation. We should have seen the writing on the wall when their pass defense played better in the game he was suspended. This guy probably doesn’t get it and will be even more of a headache in LA. On top of that he’ll be wanting a huge amount of money after this contract is up and I think he’ll be surprised that nobody will want him. If he acts up this year he may find contract offers very few and for less money than he wants. Oh, and they will all have behavior clauses and incentives and very little guaranteed money. Look how much this guy’s immaturity has cost him. I’m sure he’ll play the victim card.

  10. I’m a little surprise Pete Carroll didn’t bite, given Sherms ailing achilles, and his propensity to dump picks.

    .. perhaps the rebuild is really on?!

  11. The Raiders need a lot of help in the secondary but I’m pleasantly surprised that they didn’t bite when the Chiefs called about Marshawn Lynch’s “cousin”. Now if the Raiders also were to get rid of Lynch then that would add some optimism about my feelings about the 2018 season.

  12. The 49ers are looking for a shut-down corner and they have lots of cap space. The fact that they passed when everything was evaluated is pretty much all you need to know. Good job John & Kyle. There are potentially much better options out there.

  13. Combine report: Suspended for one game in 2014 by head coach Chris Petersen for a sideline tantrum that followed personal foul penalty. Was ultimately dismissed from team over multiple run-ins with coaching staff. Inconsistent with footwork and loose with technique. Lacks patience in press and will open up early. Grabby off line of scrimmage and downfield when beaten. Overly emotional and prone to mental mistakes because of it. Doesn’t take coaching.
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    An average season for coach Pete.. 7-6

    Peters was allowed to participate in UWs Pro Day.

    They had 3 Pros playing in that secondary (Kevin King, Budda Baker, John Ross)

    Obviously, Peters is no saint, but Coach Pete made an example of him.

  14. scmems07 says:
    February 27, 2018 at 11:00 am
    How dumb do you have to be to have all the talent in the world, enough to make hundreds of millions of dollars in within a 10-12 year window and set your family up for life but your to gullible and ignorant to get over yourself and not be a tantrum throwing baby. Unbelievable.

    Agreed – but as a CB he isn’t going to be making any hundreds of millions of dollars. Nor does he need to because he could take care of his entire world for life on what he will make. But unlike QBs, CBs just don’t make that much.

  15. mmack66 says: “That’s what you get for taking the national anthem off.”

    I think taking the national anthem off is the rotten apple in the basket and a critical reason why the Chiefs wanted rid of him(and other teams wouldn’t touch him). It’s never gonna be the excuse KC uses, because that would put the franchise in a bad legal situation. I’m a 1st Amendment supporter, but even if your correct, your actions will be used against you if you “buck” the system. Peters will be silently tagged as a “trouble maker” for acting out and showing how he feels. It’s pretty sad, but should be a lesson for players “not supporting company rules” We have the right to protest anything, but all kids should always consider the repercussions of bucking the system.

  16. So where are the chiefs posters who thought it would be crazy for the chiefs only to get a mid or late 2nd rounder for Peters when a week or so before the trade PFT brought up the idea of Peters being dealt? A mid or late 2nd rounder in this yr draft is actually more than they ended up getting.

  17. Just goes to show you what the rest of the league thinks of Peters that as many as 28 teams weren’t interested in taking on his petulant antics. No question he has talent, but in the end it’s a team game and he can’t be counted on.

  18. Id have thought the Raiders would have made an offer, him coming home, playing for his Fathers favorite team with his cousin would have made a good story, but most likely ended up a total disaster. Glad Reggie and Gruden are in charge, Al would have gave up 2 1s and then over paid him.

  19. Hey, hey guys, quiet down. Shhhh.

    Dear L.A. Rams, there is nothing to worry about, no need to pull your trade offer.

    Man, the trade is not official yet, do not mess this up for KC.

  20. aarons444 says:
    February 27, 2018 at 12:04 pm
    Combine report: Suspended for one game in 2014 by head coach Chris Petersen for a sideline tantrum that followed personal foul penalty. Was ultimately dismissed from team over multiple run-ins with coaching staff. Inconsistent with footwork and loose with technique. Lacks patience in press and will open up early. Grabby off line of scrimmage and downfield when beaten. Overly emotional and prone to mental mistakes because of it. Doesn’t take coaching.
    =====

    An average season for coach Pete.. 7-6

    Peters was allowed to participate in UWs Pro Day.

    They had 3 Pros playing in that secondary (Kevin King, Budda Baker, John Ross)

    Obviously, Peters is no saint, but Coach Pete made an example of him.
    __________________________________________________

    One big problem with your statement, John Ross is not a DB…..

  21. When some people hear they are special their whole life, they tend to let it go to their head, Some need to get kicked in the teeth to bring them and their attitudes back down to Earth. Unfortunately some never do come down..
    Signed
    Keshawn Johnson.. Now throw me the damn ball!

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