Marcus Peters revisits trade to Ravens, rips Rams for replacing him with Jalen Ramsey

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Kevin Oestreicher
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The Baltimore Ravens made one of the best trades in this history of the franchise in October of 2019, acquiring cornerback Marcus Peters from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young and a fifth-round selection.

While cornerback wasn’t a huge need for the team at the time, Baltimore didn’t pass up the opportunity to add to a strong secondary unit with a player like Peters while not giving up many assets of their own.

Peters has been a phenominal addition for the Ravens, making a huge impact for Baltimore in multiple different ways. However, when asked about his departure from Los Angeles and how it all went down on “The Volume” podcast with Aqib Talib, Peters shared that he was a bit miffed, not because the Rams moved on from him, but because they decide to replace him not long after he left with cornerback Jalen Ramsey (NSFW).

“I felt disrespected in a sense of yeah, y’all can trade me. That’s a part of the business, but two minutes after that, you bring in another guy who do the same [expletive] I do. Maybe a little bit different, but if we play this compare game, I do a little bit more because I make a little bit more plays.”

Feeling disrespected after getting traded and seeing a replacement come in so soon is completely understandable. It was a bit of a shock that Peters was on the trade block at all, but Los Angeles clearly wanted to make a play for Ramsey, and thus deemed Peters expendable.

Ramsey ended up getting traded to the Rams for a package including two first-round picks. Based off of that, Baltimore got the better deal in terms of what they had to give up and the player that they got for their defensive scheme. Peters fits in better in the Ravens’ defense as opposed to what Los Angeles runs, so everything seemed to work out for all parties involved. However, Peters still feels a bit disrespected not by Los Angeles’ decision to trade him, but with how they decided to replace him.