Marcus Peters recalls practicing against the “amazing” rookie Patrick Mahomes

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When Patrick Mahomes was a rookie, no one knew how great a quarterback he would become. But Marcus Peters had a pretty good idea.

Peters, the Ravens cornerback who will play against Mahomes on Monday night, was on the 2017 Chiefs when Mahomes spent the season backing up veteran Alex Smith. Peters says he knew then what everyone knows now: Mahomes is special.

“I remember when he first started throwing the no-look passes at practice,” Peters said, via SI.com. “The dude is amazing. . . . I respect somebody who loves the game like Mahomes does.”

The next year, Peters was traded to the Rams and played against Mahomes in a Monday night classic. Mahomes threw for 478 yards and six touchdowns, but Peters also intercepted a pass in an epic that the Rams won 54-51. Football fans can only hope we see another game that good when Peters and Mahomes meet again on Monday night.

11 responses to “Marcus Peters recalls practicing against the “amazing” rookie Patrick Mahomes

  1. If he had known beforehand he would have stayed with the Chiefs. However he is on a team that will compete on a regular basis in the foreseeable future

  2. Peters is amazing! He gives up some plays but he comes up with some crazy interceptions! Mahomes could bait him in this game. It should be fun.

  3. If he had known beforehand he would have stayed with the Chiefs. However he is on a team that will compete on a regular basis in the foreseeable future

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    He was traded, so… he was leaving the Chiefs regardless.

  4. “Football fans can only hope we see another game that good when Peters and Mahomes meet again on Monday night.”

    I like NFL games where teams play defense and don’t just let each other’s offense go up and down the field without stopping them at all. There should never be 105 total points scored in a game at the pro level and both those Ds had to have been ashamed of their efforts.

  5. Now he’s amazing, huh? I remember what Peters said about Mahomes after he left the Chiefs.

    “I’m expecting turnovers and I’m expecting a win….He knows how to get me the ball”.

  6. I’ll always be a fan of Peters, he brought some great entertainment to the Chiefs and was fantastic at CB, but he was a handful right along with Kelce at the time. My theory is that Reid didn’t want to deal with two guy throwing flags back at refs and kicking balls into the stands, so he kept the tight end. I was bummed to see him go, but I’m glad we kept the tight end.

  7. “Football fans can only hope we see another game that good when Peters and Mahomes meet again on Monday night.”

    I like NFL games where teams play defense and don’t just let each other’s offense go up and down the field without stopping them at all. There should never be 105 total points scored in a game at the pro level and both those Ds had to have been ashamed of their efforts.

    There actually was plenty of defense in the chiefs/rams 2018 mnf game. 21 Pts /105 scored by the defenses from turnovers. 7 turnovers combined which sets up the opposing team in great field position. 5 turnovers from mahomes and 2 from goff/.

  8. Patrick Mahomes is the best human to ever touch a pig skin. This includes pig farmers and meat packing plant worker.

  9. That Monday night game was garbage. If I want 50 point losers I’ll watch the AFL…oh wait they always seem to disappear cause nobody watches.

  10. tempests says:
    September 24, 2020 at 5:21 pm
    Now he’s amazing, huh? I remember what Peters said about Mahomes after he left the Chiefs.

    “I’m expecting turnovers and I’m expecting a win….He knows how to get me the ball”.
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    Can’t both statements be true? Can’t Peters believe Mahommes is amazing and still believe he can get interceptions against him and win? In fact isn’t that exactly what happened that Monday night game after Peters was traded? Mahommes was amazing and Peters got an interception and his team won.

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