A Former first-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015, Peters has been one of the defensive backs in the NFL over the last decade. He’s spent the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, starting a total of 27 games during that time He missed the entire 2021 season due to a torn ACL.Peters had a down 2022 year, giving up 7 TDs and a 113.7 passer rating in coverage.Ah, Peters’ injury and the change in defensive coordinator could certainly be factors in the drop in production conversely Peters has proven himself to be a versatile cornerback who can thrive in different defensive schemes. In his career, he has played in both man and zone coverage and has excelled in both. Let’s hope last year was just a down year and Peter’s can return to form in sliver and black.
The Raiders in Need of a Veteran Presence
The Raiders have long struggled with their defense, lacking the necessary talent and coaching to create turnovers and stops. In 2022 the Las Vegas Raiders ranked dead last in takeaways.This past year was no different, with the team ranking a disappointing 26th in points allowed. Despite standout performances from Maxx Crosby, the rest of the group fell short, and the addition of Chandler Jones didn’t pan out as hoped.The cornerback position has been a perpetual issue for the Raiders, but they made some strides last season with the acquisitions of Rock Ya-Sin and Anthony Averett. While Ya-Sin performed well, Averett was limited by injuries. With both players set to hit free agency, the Raiders will need to look for new additions.
Peters’ veteran presence and leadership would also be invaluable to a young and developing Raiders defense. He has played in big games but does not have a Super Bowl ring from his time with the Baltimore Ravens, and his experience could help guide the young players on the Raiders roster to help them to achieve that goal. Im sure Peters would love nothing more than to bring home a super bowl to his childhood team.
While Peters may come with a higher price tag, his talent and experience would be worth the investment for the Raiders. Bringing him in could be a key move in turning around the struggling defense and helping the team compete in a tough AFC West division.