Denver Broncos passed on trading for Marcus Peters

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Cornerback Marcus Peters
KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Cornerback Marcus Peters /

The Denver Broncos — and most other teams in the NFL — reportedly had little to no interest in trading for Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters…

Despite the fact that Marcus Peters is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL today, most of the NFL had little to no interest in acquiring his services.

This, according to MMQB insider Peter King, who says that the Chiefs were the ones calling around the league — to each of the 31 other teams, in fact — to gauge interest in Peters.

According to King’s report, the Chiefs received no interest or nothing worthwhile in return from 28 of the 31 other teams in the league. As we all know now, they ended up settling for a fourth round pick in 2018 and a second round pick in 2019 for Peters, which seems like ridiculously low value.

Now we know why.

The Denver Broncos are obviously lumped into that list of teams that the Chiefs reached out to in regards to Peters, and they are more than likely among the 28 teams that didn’t offer anything of significance or said , ‘No thanks’.

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Considering the Broncos might be looking to potentially move on from Aqib Talib this offseason, and Peters is going to cost virtually nothing (just over $1.7 million) this season with a fifth-year team option next year, it speaks volumes to what most of the league thinks about this guy.

The Chiefs didn’t want him around anymore, though some players on the roster obviously aren’t going to be happy with the decision, and the Broncos apparently felt as though offering anything of real value for him was not worth it. If Denver had even slightly exceeded the Rams’ offer, it would have been interesting to see what the Chiefs would have said, or if they would have opted to trade him outside the division either way.

It’s definitely interesting to read that the Chiefs were so desperate to get rid of Peters that not only did they settle for less than what he’s worth in a trade, but they offered him up to all of their division rivals as well.

Hopefully this is a wake up call for Peters.