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The Kansas City Chiefs could shock everyone and trade one of their best players ahead of next season

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The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off the back of a solid regular season in 2017. They won the AFC West with a record of 10-6, advancing to the playoffs.

However, a 22-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans on January 6 cut short their postseason, meaning the wait for a fourth AFC Championship - and second Super Bowl title goes on.

Of course, the Chiefs were by no means expected to challenge for the world championship but did raise eyebrows at the very start of the 2017 season.

They beat the reigning Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, 42-27 in the NFL Kickoff game back in September. 

And Kansas were the only team left with an unbeaten record by week 5, but then went on to lose six of their next seven games. 

Despite a mid-season dip, the Chiefs went on to win three straight games, clinching back-to-back AFC West division titles. 

Even after being knocked out of the playoffs with home-field advantage for the sixth-straight time, the Chiefs can still be proud of what they achieved in 2017. 

In fact, they had 6 players ranked in the NFL Network's Top 100 players list for the season, tied for the team with the third most. 

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Making the cut for Kansas was Eric Berry, Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill, Justin Houston and Alex Smith.

Going into next season, General Manager Brett Veach should have been desperate to keep all six of his top performers, but quarterback Smith has already been traded to the Washington Redskins.

And if recent reports from NBC Sports are to be believed, the Chiefs could be about to trade another of their top guys - cornerback Peters. 

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Even though he performed highly throughout the year, the first round pick of the 2015 draft has had some issues off the pitch, that could cause the Chiefs to trade him off. 

During a game against the New York Jets, Peters threw a penalty flag into the crowd while his opponents were trying to score on a 2-point conversion. 

After assuming he'd been ejected, Peters retreated to the locker room. When he was told he wasn't actually ejected, he later returned to the field with his uniform on and socks off, showing no intention of playing any further part.

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That moment, as well as other disciplinary problems, including having an argument with an unnamed Chiefs coach, may have been the final straw for the team. 

Coupled with the fact that Kansas have already added cornerback's David Amerson and Kendall Fuller to their roster, Peters could be on his way out before the 2018 season kickoffs. 

And whoever trades the 25-year-old will be getting one of the best cornerbacks in the league and as long as he can sort out his behaviour off the pitch, Peters can only get stronger.  

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