According to FS1’s Rob Parker, the Baltimore Ravens have traded for CB Marcus Peters.
This is a somewhat out-of-left-field trade in the aspect that he was never being discussed when trade talks were covering Jalen Ramsey and multiple Denver Broncos’ defenders. It completely makes sense for Baltimore in regards to needing a second cornerback on the roster to pair with Marlon Humphrey with Jimmy Smith’s health constantly in question and Tavon Young’s season-long absence due to injury.
Multiple reports are coming out now that it is a player-for-player trade.
Hearing Marcus Peters to the Ravens for Kenny Young and a 5th rounder (possibly the Vedvik pick from the Vikings)... This is why you stockpile picks.— Banks (@BarstoolBanks) October 15, 2019
As @RobParkerFS1 reported, Ravens have been talking to the Rams about a deal for CB Marcus Peters. Sounds like if it's finalized, it will be a player-for-player deal.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 15, 2019
If it’s true that the Ravens only sent Kenny Young and a fifth-round pick, this is a damn-good trade by Eric DeCosta and the front office.
According to overthecap.com , Peters only has 2019 left on his contract, meaning this is a 10-game rental with the possibility of an extension. A reasonable deal for the Rams if they know they can’t/won’t re-sign the two-time All-Pro.
This is good for Baltimore because they can afford to re-sign him next season or they can let him walk for a deal and recoup a compensatory pick, which would most likely be higher than the rumored fifth-round pick they traded him for.
In Peters’ illustrious five-year career, the cornerback has started in all 67 games he’s played and amassed over 619 interception return yards on 24 picks, including eight his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Peters has scored five touchdowns in five years, including a career-long 90-yard interception against the Baltimore Ravens in 2015.
As for the trade to the Rams, there’s no surprise Young wasn’t in the Ravens long-term plans. He was a healthy scratch two weeks ago and didn’t play when fellow LB Patrick Onwuasor was injured last week.
Overall, this is a huge move by Eric DeCosta, landing an incredibly talented press-man cornerback for a developmental piece and a fifth-round pick. These are the players you can build a future around.