As the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams work there way to completing a blockbuster trade that will send Marcus Peters to Southern California, we're starting to hear a bit more about the trade process.
Schefter later confirmed the news of the trade, which can not be finalized until March 14, the start of the new league year. The Chiefs have reportedly traded quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for a third-round pick and cornerback Kendall Fuller.
Peters, 25, is a two-time Pro Bowler and a 2016 All-Pro player. It was later reported that his suspension by the team was also in part due to a spat with a coach.
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 suspended one game last season for throwing a penalty flag after a play then left the field without being ejected.
Only time will tell if a fresh start in the City of Angels will work out for Peters and the Rams.
None of those character concerns was evidently enough to dissuade the Rams from making a deal, though.
Just as important, it provides a shutdown corner for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
The Chiefs will obtain a potential replacement for Peters when the Smith deal becomes official.
Since being selected by the Chiefs with the 18th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Peters has developed into one of the best young cornerbacks in all of football. Additionally, this pick could also be flipped for more selections in the draft if the opportunity presents itself. But it's unknown whether those will occur in April's draft or in following years. The Rams don't have their second-round pick, which was traded away in the Jared Goff sweepstakes.