Marcus Peters has played in two NFL games and he's been nominated for the rookie of the week award. Twice.
That's a heck of a start for the Kansas City Chiefs rookie cornerback, who has an interception in each of his first two games. Peters intercepted a pass in Week 1 against the Texans that led to a touchdown. He didn't have to wait on the offense for his interception in Week 2 as he took that one to the house himself.
There is a reason we're so excited about Peters in Kansas City, and these rookie of the week nominations show why.
The other nominees are:
- David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals: Johnson scored on a 108-yard kickoff-return touchdown and a 13-yard touchdown run in the Cardinals' 48-23 win over the Chicago Bears.
- Matt Jones, Washington Redskins: Jones rushed for 123 yards on 19 carries (6.5 avg.) and two touchdowns in the Redskins' 24-10 victory against the St. Louis Rams.
- Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders: Cooper caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 37-33 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
- Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Winston completed 14 of 21 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 26-19 win over the New Orleans Saints.