Remembering how the Rams screwed up the Marcus Peters trade
How did the Rams go from Super Bowl contender to absolute laughing stock?
It’s been just one year since the Rams lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Since then, the team has released Todd Gurley, traded Brandin Cooks, and committed way too much money to the wrong players.
Speaking of wrong decisions, remember when the Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens?
Marlon Humphrey : 1st Team All-Pro
Marcus Peters: 1st Team All-Pro
Earl Thomas III: 3x 1st Team All-Pro
Browns don’t have the best secondary in the division… https://t.co/JLYG8Mtm4Y
— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) April 28, 2020
Rather than getting back a fair return for a player that turned out to be pretty valuable, the Rams gave the Ravens the best secondary in the NFL.
Marion Humphery is a First-Team All-Pro, Peters is a First-Team All-Pro, and safety Earl Thomas is a three-time First-Team All-Pro. Now, that’s scary.
Meanwhile, the Rams got a fifth-round pick and linebacker Kenny Young. Eventually, the Rams traded away that pick to the Miami Dolphins, which became in possession of the Chicago Bears, which became wide receiver Darnell Mooney. It was the only way the Rams could convince the Dolphins to take on Aqib Talib’s salary.
Peters had his best season of his career in 2019. In 10 games as a Raven, he had three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and was a First-Team All-Pro for a 14-2 Ravens squad that owns the MVP of the league in Lamar Jackson on offense.
Peters helped the Rams on their run to the Super Bowl, but he is making them look really bad in this trade.