49ers never made a trade offer for Marcus Peters

Kristen Gonzales
February 25, 2018

"NFL Network also reported the Browns, who are now guided by former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, were also interested in the star corner, but sources told The Star that the Browns and Colts - the latter of which is run by Dorsey's former director of football operations with the Chiefs, Chris Ballard - were not major options", Paylor writes.

The Chiefs' first-round pick in 2015 has 19 career interceptions in 45 games. He's been involved in shouting matches with assistant coaches on the sideline, freakish and sometimes divisive locker room antics, and was even suspended for a game last season after tossing an officials' penalty flag into the stands.

Peters was suspended the following week in a win against the Oakland Raiders.

Peters has drawn the ire of some fans for refusing to stand for the national anthem, even though he has never explained why he is protesting.

Peters was originally the 18th overall pick out of Washington in 2015 and will cost $3.05 million toward the salary cap this season. Now, it appears he has been traded.

The 25-year-old Peters registered 46 tackles, five interceptions, nine passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season.

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However, why the Chiefs would trade a player generally regarded as one of the league's best, and still under his rookie deal, lies to issues within the locker room.

This is the second trade involving a premier player for Kansas City in less than a month.

The move ensures that the Kansas City Chiefs have the utmost confidence in Kendall Fuller, as did the Washington Redskins when they ultimately chose to trade him away in January.

The Smith era in Kansas City is over, and they are going to be breaking in Patrick Mahomes next season along with a defense that will have many new faces, including Fuller and David Amerson at cornerback.

Earlier this week there were reports that the Chiefs were looking to trade Peters but would need a haul in return. The Rams do not have a second-rounder.

Details of the trade, which won't be processed until the start of the new league year on March 14, have yet to be disclosed.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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