Former Washington cornerback Marcus Peters in blockbuster trade

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 30: Cornerback Marcus Peters
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 30: Cornerback Marcus Peters /
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ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 05: Marcus Peters
ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 05: Marcus Peters /

Who has the most to lose?

Who truly stands to win or lose in this one? Do the Kansas City Chiefs lose an incredibly talented and irreplaceable cornerback?  Do the Los Angelel Rams lose a package of draft picks, and their potential to excel in the NFL by taking on a malcontented highly-strung NFL cornerback whose passion cannot be controlled? In the end, the biggest loser in this deal may be Marcus Peters himself.

No, not in the way you might think. He is a talented football player who has earned a lot of money. But on two seperate occasions now, his team has decided to part ways, rather than work through it with him.

Former Husky Marcus Peters is family

I have no way to gauge how many chances an NFL player gets to sort those things out, but I do know that he is one fewer than before. I hope the Rams work with him. Not just on the field, but in ways to channel that passion constructively.  He is a true NFL talent.  But he is now on course for serious disappointment.

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And that trend line suggests that Marcus Peters needs more than a change of scenery. He needs a mentor, someone he can trust to give him sound, meaningful, and real advice. I hope someone reaches out to him soon. Takes him under their wing. Gives him a heart to heart talk.  Marcus Peters is a Washington Husky. That makes him family, and that means we will always wish him our best.