In other AFC-related news the Kansas City Chiefs may be looking to deal cornerback Marcus Peters and that other NFL teams are under the belief that he may be available.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that Chiefs’ owner Clark Hunt has some concerns with Peters’ behavior last season, so much so that there may be some questions regarding his long-term future in Kansas City.
So, would a potential Landry/Peters deal make sense?
Kansas City will certainly be in the market for a pass-rusher and seem to be looking toward a youth movement, hitching their wagon to 2nd-year signal caller Patrick Mahomes.
For Mahomes to develop and succeed, they may want to add a solid, proven veteran receiver as a go-to weapon for Mahomes and Landry fits that mold perfectly.
On the flip side Miami would make a huge jump defensively by adding Peters and the All-Pro corner would be an excellent addition to a secondary unit that includes the likes of Reshad Jones and the up-and-coming Xavien Howard, who broke out during the stretch run of the 2017 regular season.
The Dolphins also have the promising Cordrea Tankersley, who flashed plenty of potential last season, as well as the returning Tony Lippett, who had a solid 2016 campaign but missed all of 2017.
Miami adding Peters would allow them to focus on other areas of need in the draft and free agency, including linebacker, offensive line and quarterback.
The Miami Herald reported that with the tag, Landry became the third-highest-paid receiver in the league behind Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown and Houston Texans’ receiver DeAndre Hopkins, so Landry would be an expensive addition for any team.
Miam’s asking price could be sky high with other teams, as they may be seeking a 1st round pick and maybe more in return.
Since the Dolphins haven’t had the best luck with recent drafts, a proven commodity such as Peters may be enticing.
But Peters, who is only 25, will command big money too, and that’s where this potential trade scenario becomes a bit muddied.
The Chiefs would have to work out a long-term deal with Landry if they want to make this deal work and the Dolphins will want to do the same with Peters. This equals a lot of moving parts to make this trade work, despite how it may work on paper.
Look, the trade makes sense for both teams and it may even be kicked around in the latest NFL rumor reports.
It is possible that a deal like this could be discussed, but with both Peters and Landry viewed as elite players, there will be a lot of suitors for both players.
I believe this trade makes the most sense, for both teams from a football standpoint, but there are behavior issues with both.
So why would the Chiefs, who have concerns with Peters behavior, make a trade for another player, in this case Landry, who comes with his own issues, and vice versa for Miami?
At the end of the day both organizations could view the scenario as worthwhile as a change of scenery and a new organization could be the fix for both.
We’ll just have to see, but this trade could be the banner blockbuster of 2018 if it goes down, and in my opinion, it should.
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Gaine left Buffalo to take the general manager job with the Texans, but was let go this offseason as part of the Texans’ failed pursuit of the New England Patriots’ Nick Caserio.
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