Peters is entering the third year of his four-year contract and Teicher points out a scenario that I could see happening: Peters finishes up his rookie contract in 2018, the Chiefs use the fifth-year option on him in 2019 and then he is franchise tagged in 2020, which pushes his contract back to 2021. After Eric Berry and Justin Houston the last few years, I could see that happening.
Everyone (or maybe just me) seems to hope the Chiefs pay Peters early - the earliest they can is after this season - and that they get a good deal for doing so but Peters is going to rightfully demand a premium whether it’s after this year or in 2020.
I’m not getting too far into this now because he can’t even get extended until after this season but it was an interesting point. Contracts never end in the NFL. Alex Smith, Justin Houston, Eric Berry ... and coming within the next few years, Marcus Peters.
Check out Teicher’s piece over at ESPN. Good read.