Former Washington Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters has thrived as a Kansas City Chief. But his temperament persuaded the Chiefs to trade Peters to the Los Angeles Rams
Washington Football fans know the temperament of former cornerback Marcus Peters all too well. That short-fuse created problems on several occasions for the young man while he played for the Huskies. In fact, it was that short-fuse which set the stage for Peters to argue with an assistant coach. That led to Coach Petersen making the tough decision to dismiss Peters, the eventual 15th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, from the team.
Peters heard his name called by the Kansas City Chiefs that season, where he wow’d the crowd with 60 tackles and eight interceptions as an NFL rookie. Huge numbers for a first year guy. And so, the Chiefs and the fans felt that they had their shutdown cornerback for years to come.
CB Peters performs well on the field.. until…
They were on track for the past three seasons. Peters was incredibly active on that Kansas City Chiefs defense. In three seasons, he amassed 151 tackles, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, and 19 interceptions, two returned as pick-sixes. An NFL team which finds that level of production in the first three years of a cornerback has got to be quite happy. So how does Peters do it?
Marcus Peters plays with an incredibly super-charged passionate. With it, he believes nobody can beat him on the football field. And in many ways, he is correct. But emotions can get the best of him. Maturity is a process of harnessing and channeling those emotions to improve performance. Uncontrolled, those same energies lash out at anyone within earshot. So far, Peters is struggled with that control. He is fueled by that temperament. It’s a source of courage, and production. That temperament is the equivalent to his Samson’s hair.