Why Didn’t the Packers Make a Play for Marcus Peters?
When news came out that Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was on the market, my ears perked up. He may have a little too much swagger at times, but Peters is a type of player that would look great in the Green and Gold. It didn’t happen that way as Peters goes to the Los Angeles Rams. When the package came out that the Chiefs got for him, it reminds you that NFL teams really don’t know how to do trades, and it makes you mad Green Bay didn’t get involved with the bidding process.
Kansas City received an additional second and fourth round pick for an all-pro cornerback. That’s absolutely nothing in my mind. It’s a good draft, but rather have a legitimate stud at the corner position then draft someone who has the potential to be the next Marcus Peters. That’s a complete unknown. And with it not costing Green Bay a first round draft pick, you have to wonder why they might have avoided making a deal with one of the best defensive backs in football?
There could be a couple things at play here. One, they didn’t like the presence he’d bring to the locker room. Peters hasn’t seen any issues off-the-field since joining the league, but he appears to be a very vocal part of a locker room. From some of his outlandish postgame comments to the antics at the New York Jets game this season, Peters doesn’t shy away from controversy. With the Martellus Bennett stuff that happened last season, my guess is the Packers want to be perfect in this area for 2018. The other part and probably the bigger part is he’s in his contract year which means this could be a one-year rental then he goes plays elsewhere next season. That could be especially true in place like Green Bay where it’s not the most glamorous spot to the reside. Los Angeles being a forever home for him makes sense especially with his California roots.
Packers will see Peters in a Rams uniform this season as Green Bay and Los Angeles meet and let’s hope he doesn’t do anything that makes Packers fans regret he’s not on the other sideline.