This is silly season in the NFL. We hear and read about names when it comes to availability that we never thought we would. Making it difficult to know what to believe is that there is plenty of movement going on around the league and teams are indeed, making plans to jettison players. It is happening daily.
But does the list of players who may be on their way out of their current city include Marcus Peters? Would the Kansas City Chiefs really want to rid themselves of a star cornerback in his prime? Peters is a turnover machine who would likely intrigue any of the other 31 NFL teams if the Chiefs are getting rid of him.
There have been multiple reports that Chiefs may indeed be interested in moving away from Peters. If that wild scenario does develop, here’s the question could Peters in end in his hometown for the final two seasons of the Raiders’ time in Oakland?
Cornerback is one of the Raiders’ primary needs. Peters would be an upgrade. Imagine if 2017 first-round pick Gareon Conley can stay healthy and quickly get up to speed. A Peters-Conley pairing would be pretty nice.
Because Peters would be such a premier addition, they probably can find a way to afford him in terms of the next deal when will be soon wanting and in terms of trade competition.
On paper, this is a terrific fit.
However, the issues wouldn’t be on paper but be geographical, at least in terms of the NFL standings. Would the Chiefs really send Peters to a division rival?
If the answer is yes, then, I would take that as a warning sign if I were the Raiders that the Chiefs would happily send Peters to the Raiders.
Remember, eight years ago when current Kansas City coach Andy Reid traded quarterback Donovan McNabb from Philadelphia to NFC East rival Washington? Well, McNabb, it turned out was done and that’s why Reid felt good about dealing him. So, I would be weary if Reid was OK with the idea of Peters being a Raider.
Anyway, I would think the Chiefs would want to send Peters as far away as possible. Again, we don’t know if Peters is available or not. And if he is, it’s very unlikely the Raiders will get a chance to grab him.
My best advice is to carry on this offseason without dreams of Marcus Peters being a Raider in 2018.