Marcus Peters Prioritizes another Super Bowl Run over New Contract

Marcus Peters with the Chiefs in 2017
Marcus Peters with the Chiefs in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9254788dc)

Los Angeles Rams’ Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Peters is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2019, but it seems like getting paid isn’t at the top of his list of priorities. Talking with reporters on Tuesday, Peters said that he is currently focused more on getting to another Super Bowl with the Rams than getting his new deal done.

 “I want to get to the Super Bowl and win it this time, that’s what I want to break, really,” – said Peters. “All of the rest of the stuff will take care of itself.”

Peters played through calf injury for the better part of 2018 season, which resulted in a notable dip in his production. He finished the year with career-low 43 tackles and three interceptions but managed to score his first touchdowns since his rookie season. The 26-year-old is now hoping to improve in 2019, which would result in a bigger offer from the Rams or other NFL teams.

“The only thing I can do is come in and do my job and be the best teammate I’m doing, be the best player I can be on the field, and the rest of the stuff will take care of itself,” – he added. “I’m not too worried about it.”

Marcus Peters is expected to earn $9.069 million in 2019, but the price of keeping him in Los Angeles should be significantly higher. Peters will probably ask somewhere around $15.05 million annually, which is the amount Miami Dolphins’ CB Xavien Howard got with his recent extension.

Peters was drafted 18th overall by Kansas City Chiefs in 2015, and spent three years with the franchise before being traded to the Rams. His NFL career stats include 194 tackles, 63 pass deflections, 22 interceptions, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and three TDs.