By Wesley Roesch
It looks like defensive end Robert Quinn wasn’t the only player the Los Angeles Rams offered the Kansas City Chiefs in the Marcus Peters trade.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Rams offered linebacker Alec Ogletree to the Chiefs as well. K.C. declined and Ogletree ended up getting shipped to the New York Giants for two draft picks.
Instead of Quinn or Ogletree, the Chiefs received a 2018 fourth-round pick and 2019 second-round pick for Peters. The Chiefs also threw their 2018 sixth-round pick in the deal.
Ogletree, 26, has been highly productive over the past five seasons, earning 501 tackles, six interceptions, 12 forced fumbles and two touchdowns in 67 starts.
He would have been a nice addition to the Chiefs defense as Derrick Johnson’s replacement at Will inside linebacker. The reason why K.C. turned him down was likely his price tag. Ogletree has four years left on his contract with a $10 million cap hit each year in 2018 through 2020 and a $9 million hit in 2021.
The Chiefs could have probably afforded that but it would’ve made it difficult to sign other players in the coming years. Remember, guys like center Mitch Morse, defensive lineman Chris Jones, linebacker Reggie Ragland, cornerback Kendall Fuller and receiver Tyreek Hill will all need new contracts in the next couple...