The Las Vegas Raiders have officially added cornerback Marcus Peters to their roster, as announced by the club on Monday. This marks Peters’ ninth season in the NFL and his first with the Raiders after spending the previous four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens from 2019 to 2022.
Originally selected as the 18th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft, Peters spent three years with the Chiefs from 2015 to 2017 before joining the Rams for the 2018 season.
Standing at 6-foot and weighing 197 pounds, Peters has an impressive track record. He has been named to the Pro Bowl three times (2016-2017, 2019) and has been recognized as a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press twice (2016, 2019). Throughout his career, Peters has played in 104 games, starting in 103 of them. He has accumulated 346 tackles, including 284 solo tackles, two sacks, 32 interceptions, 92 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries, and seven defensive touchdowns.
Since entering the league in 2015, Peters has consistently showcased his exceptional skills. He holds the record for the most total takeaways, interceptions, interception return yards, interception return touchdowns, and defensive touchdowns in the NFL. Additionally, his 92 passes defensed rank him among the top four players in the league during that period. Peters’ impact extends to the postseason as well, as his three interceptions in playoff games are tied for the most since his rookie year.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Peters had a successful college career at the University of Washington. In his three seasons with the Huskies, he played in 34 games, starting in 27 of them. During this time, Peters recorded 129 tackles, including 95 solo tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, one sack, 11 interceptions, 35 passes defended, three fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.
The Raiders have added Marcus Peters to their roster, but the question of who will start alongside him still lingers. During OTAs, several players, including Duke Shelley, David Long Jr., Nate Hobbs, Jakorian Bennett, Brandon Facyson, and Sam Webb, had the opportunity to showcase their skills and logged reps with the starting defense at outside corner. At the same time, Hobbs and Tyler Hall took most of the first-team snaps at nickelback.
The competition for the starting positions is going to be a war, and it will be crucial to keep a close eye on this battle throughout training camp leading up to the season. The Raiders will undoubtedly be looking for the best fit to complement Peters on the field and solidify their secondary. Planet Raiders would like to welcome home Marcus Peters.