It was just a few days ago when the Kansas City Chiefs made it known to all that all-pro CB Marcus Peters was on the trading block. And it didn’t take long for them to find a suitor, shipping him out to the Los Angeles Rams for a couple of draft picks. Peters, who just turned 25 years old and has 19 career interceptions, actually had little interest in him when the Chiefs began shopping him around. As a matter of fact, only three teams showed any type of interest and it had a lot to do with his national anthem protests last season. SI has the story. “I’m told the Chiefs called all 31 other teams in the league this month on Peters, looking for a trade partner, and 28 teams either said they were not interested or did not make an offer of any value. For a player with the playing history of Peters at a vital and hard-to-fill position, that’s amazing. Peters’ behavior had become erratic, apparently, capped by the Week 13 meltdown in the Meadowlands. The Chiefs decided they couldn’t trust his behavior anymore and, despite his playmaking ability, felt whatever they could fetch for him in trade would be better than Peters returning in 2018. His protests during the national anthem didn’t help—at various points he raised his fist, sat on the bench and stayed in the locker room—but weren’t the driving force behind a trade.
NFL Rumors: Marcus Peters’ Kneeling During National Anthem Was Factor in Trade Away From Kansas City
Total Pro Sports | Feb 28