The Kansas City Chiefs are looking at potentially disciplining Marcus Peters after he picked up the ref’s flag in Sunday’s loss to the Jets and flung it into the MetLife Stadium crowd. Peters ran off the field thinking he was ejected but came back — without his socks on! It was a weird day overall.
For the flag-throwing-and-running-off incident, the Chiefs are considering potential discipline for Peters. Via ESPN’s Adam Teicher:
Andy Reid said he's "evaluating" whether CB Marcus Peters will be disciplined for retreating for the locker room before the end of Sunday's game against the Jets. "I haven’t made any decision either way,'' Reid said. "(But) that was the wrong thing for (Peters) to do.''
Hot take: The Chiefs should NOT suspend Peters. He is their best cornerback and the Chiefs have a game Sunday against the Raiders with first place in the AFC West on the line. You don’t suspend your best cornerback days before the big game. If they were even thinking of that ...
I know, I know, I want Peters to stop throwing stuff into the crowd, too. The penalties are killer and it’s not helping anything when he does that. I also want the Chiefs to eventually win a game and they have a better chance of doing so with Peters rather than without him.
So, however they discipline him, it shouldn’t result in someone other than Peters lining up at corner next week.