Marcus Peters is a ballhawk. That is me breaking that news to you because you didn’t know that already (right?).
The Kansas City Chiefs CB is getting his hands on balls at an incredible rate this early in his career (I know what I did there). Pro Football Focus tracks a “playmaker index” which is the percentage of targets into coverage a player earns either an interception or a pass defensed.
That means that, at 18.8 percent, Peters gets his hands on the ball, either an interception or a breaking up a pass, in nearly one in five passes that come his way. That many passes his way could take a couple of games the way quarterbacks seemed to stop targeting him last season.
This stat really puts into perspective how disruptive he is.