Chiefs call trade of Marcus Peters “the right move”

Getty Images

When talk of a potential trade of cornerback Marcus Peters emerged, no one believed it. It’s now officially happened.

The Chiefs announced Wednesday that Peters, a first-round pick in 2015, will head to the Rams for a fourth-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019.

“I’d like to thank Marcus for his contributions to our team the past three seasons,” coach Andy Reid said in a press release. “We felt this was the right move for our team and also for Marcus at this time.”

G.M. Brett Veach added his two cents on the move as well.

“After a thorough evaluation of our roster we decided it was in the best interest for us and for Marcus to move in different directions,” Veach said. “We appreciate Marcus’ contributions to our football team and wish him the best of luck as he continues his playing career.”

 Those high-road quotes drip with an unspoken sense that there’s more to the story. Maybe someday we’ll know what it is.

13 responses to “Chiefs call trade of Marcus Peters “the right move”

  1. what they meant to say was” we are sick and tired of looking after a grown man as if he was a 2 year old, and we are very happy that he is now some one else’s problem”

  2. If this was the right move on Peters what do call giving Hitchens
    A middle of pack linebacker 14 million.

  3. That trade came directly from the Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. Everyone in Kansas City knows this. We have seen Hunt in action too often. It reeks of his meddling and incompetence. Andy Reid would NEVER have done this without being forced. Further proof is the peanuts they received in return, trading him way months before it was necessary to maximize value.

  4. With him and Talib, Wade Phillips definitely has his work cut out for him. If by some miracle those 2 can actually be somewhat mature and perform like they have in years past this Rams team is going to be flat out dangerous.

  5. Could it be that the Chiefs wanted to work out an extension for Peters and HE rebuffed them? Thus, the rush to sell when his value was high. C’mon folks, T-H-I-N-K.

  6. schmitty2 says:
    With him and Talib, Wade Phillips definitely has his work cut out for him. If by some miracle those 2 can actually be somewhat mature and perform like they have in years past this Rams team is going to be flat out dangerous.
    ———————————————————–
    They’re in total salary dumping mode. Ogletree, Johnson and Quinn were much bigger impact players for their defense, and now they are dumping Tavon Austin after losing Sammy Watkins. I keep hearing this but I don’t see the basis for it. They are clearly weaker then they were a week ago.

  7. bigjeter says:
    March 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm
    That trade came directly from the Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. Everyone in Kansas City knows this. We have seen Hunt in action too often. It reeks of his meddling and incompetence

    He is the owner you know.
    MEDDLING??

  8. This was a combinations of things. I speculate part was resigning him later but the dude is a ticking time bomb on the field and I’d venture to guess off of it too. Got out while they could. While I liked his stripping and interception skills he was quite frustrating to watch at times.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!