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Trade Official: Rams Trade 2018 4th, 2019 2nd To Chiefs For Marcus Peters, 2018 6th

Marcus Peters
Marcus Peters will officially become a Ram after the details of the trade have been released (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

The trade is officially official. Well at least the terms are, the agreement can not consummate until the start of the new league year. All world cornerback Marcus Peters has officially been traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2018 4th and 2019 2nd round pick. Peters will join a Rams defense run by Wade Phillips that’s awfully talented.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was the first to report the full details of the transaction:

Adam Schefter of ESPN also adds that the Rams will also receive a 6th round pick this year.

The Rams are without their own 2018 2nd round pick because of the Sammy Watkins trade. While the Watkins trade wasn’t worth the price of admission, this one appears to be. Peters, 25, has 19 career interceptions over his first 3 NFL seasons. If you include the playoffs, that ups his total number to 21. Only Ed Reed has more interceptions (22) during a player’s first 3 years in the league. There’s no denying the talent of Peters after he won rookie of the year in 2015 and has been brilliant ever since.

Controlling Peters’ behavior will be the challenge. He was suspended one game a year ago when he threw a flag into the stands. The Rams now will likely let Trumaine Johnson walk after they placed the franchise tag on him two years in a row. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lamarcus Joyner now gets hit with the tag to keep him at safety.

The Chiefs have completely flipped their secondary already before the offseason has even started. KC signed David Amerson to a one-year deal after he was released by the Raiders. They also were able to acquire Kendall Fuller in the Alex Smith deal with Washington. KC is without their first-round pick because of the Pat Mahomes deal a year ago so getting extra draft ammo with high on their to-do list.

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