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This stat puts Chiefs CB Marcus Peters in elite company

Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters has gotten a lot of interceptions in his first two years in the league along with a lot of batted balls. The knock is that he’s also gotten burned but a lot of that came in year one, not year two.

In the past three seasons (with Peters in the league for only two of those), he is up there with the NFL’s best cornerbacks when it comes to opposing passer rating.

Fine company to be around. It was the Saints game last year when I first started to realize that quarterbacks seemed to be avoiding Peters. Not all quarterbacks did that last year but I noticed it more and more that he was getting less and less action. That’s the ultimate sign of respect in the NFL.

Peters, who has not been at the Chiefs OTAs, should be primed for his biggest season yet. That’s because this could be a contract year. Not in the sense that his contract is running out - he’s entering year three of a four-year deal with the fifth-year option in the back pocket - but that he is eligible for a new contract after this season. The CBA doesn’t allow for a new deal in Peters’ position until after his third year.

With stats like these, that contract will be a monster.

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