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Marcus Peters caps rookie year as defensive rookie of the month

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 3:  Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defending against a pass at Arrowhead Stadium during the second quarter of the game agains the Oakland Raiders on January 3, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

There are a lot of players who have played a role in the 10-game winning streak that ended the Chiefs season, many of whom haven’t received honors that call attention to how well they’ve played this season.

Rookie cornerback Marcus Peters does not fall into that group. Peters has been celebrated as one of the top rookies in the league for a long time now and the final month of the regular season provided two chances to recognize his accomplishments.

Peters was named to the Pro Bowl and he was selected as the NFL’s defensive rookie of the month on Thursday.┬áPeters had four interceptions in the final five games of the season, one of which he returned for a touchdown against the Ravens in a 34-14 Week 15 victory.

Peters picked off eight passes overall this season, which tied him for first in the league and adds to a season that will make Peters a strong choice for defensive rookie of the year when it comes time to vote for that honor.

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17 Responses to “Marcus Peters caps rookie year as defensive rookie of the month”
  1. mr1drful says: Jan 7, 2016 12:18 PM

    The best corner coming out last year. Should have been first corner taken.

  2. kcflake says: Jan 7, 2016 12:33 PM

    Marcus Peters is a BALLER. So Happy he is playing for my Chiefs. GO CHIEFS!

  3. klutch14u says: Jan 7, 2016 12:35 PM

    Dude is going to be a beast! DROTY!

  4. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 7, 2016 12:38 PM

    Everyone thought he was the best corner in the draft, but he dropped because of character concerns. I haven’t heard about any issues concerning him this year. Sometimes you get a steal if a guy figures things out after being drafted.

  5. realfootballfan says: Jan 7, 2016 12:45 PM

    This guy is the next big thing at CB. He’s been awesome in his rookie year.

  6. collectordude says: Jan 7, 2016 12:46 PM

    Niners could have drafted him. But no, baalke chose another project.

    FIRE BAALKE!!!!!!

  7. ariani1985 says: Jan 7, 2016 12:47 PM

    Damm my vikings!

  8. 34defense2014 says: Jan 7, 2016 12:56 PM

    He’s awesome!

  9. kcchefs58 says: Jan 7, 2016 1:13 PM

    Peters’ seemingly seamless transition to the NFL made the loss of Gaines at the beginning of the year much less significant. And with the likely departure of Smith after this year, we are set up well with Peters and Gaines at the corner positions.

    Helluva good job by the Chiefs and their diligence in not disregarding Peters simply because of the potential character issues he had while in college.

  10. rabidbillsfan says: Jan 7, 2016 1:17 PM

    Two future stars in Peters and Darby. Both guys were “snubbed” on draft day, but proved doubters wrong. I love seeing things like this, the most important attributes are sometimes the ones you cannot measure with statistics.

  11. hje118 says: Jan 7, 2016 1:29 PM

    Kid is going to be a stud but let’s be serious, we all know who DROTY should go to….Jordan Hicks and its not even close.

    Peters: 16 games- 6o tackles, 0 sacks, 1 FF, 0 FR, 8 Int, 2 Tds,

    Hicks: 8 games- 50 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 3 FR, 2 Ints, 1 Td (Note: Ending Dallas’s season is always a plus)

  12. lackofabetter says: Jan 7, 2016 1:37 PM

    Deserves it, Great rookie year. I was hoping he would fall to my Steelers last year.

  13. samue202 says: Jan 7, 2016 1:40 PM

    Still wish my Vikings would have drafted him instead of Waynes. That being said I’m excited to see Waynes next year, he’s flashed some potential in the limited snaps that he had.

  14. deceman20 says: Jan 7, 2016 1:41 PM

    I was really hoping he would slide to the Ravens. Dude is a beast. Of course the Chiefs take him a couple of picks earlier and he ends up getting a pic-6 against the Ravens. Definitely DROTY.

  15. cliffordt says: Jan 7, 2016 2:06 PM

    Reminds me of Dale Carter from 25 years ago.

  16. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:41 PM

    As a Washington huskies fan I’m not surprised what so ever I knew all along he was the best cb in the class people think football is played in the weight room or crossfit gym but it’s not.. The kids been a ball hawk since day one and deserves DROY and should be top 3 as rookie of the year.

  17. conormacleodisloosebutthole says: Jan 7, 2016 6:12 PM

    Dude was a major POS in college.

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