Marcus Peters is an American football player, a cornerback, for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.
Over the years, Peters has shown to be quite the valuable player, earning awards very early in his professional career. That said, even before his professional career started, Peters had also developed the reputation for letting the stress of the game getting the best of him, even causing him to once be dismissed from a team over disciplinary issues.
In a December 2017 game, Peters went viral after throwing a penalty flag into the audience.
Marcus Peters’ Net Worth as of 2018: $9,584,160
Peters’ salary cap charge is $2,613,862, with a total contract value and guarantee of $9,584,160. Despite having such money burning a hole in his pocket, stress can get to the best of players and it can lead to interesting situations. Regardless, let’s look at Peters’ career on the field so far.
The Early Years
Peters attended high school in Oakland, California, where he played football and track, ending up to a three-star recruit as he reached college age. Starting at the University of Washington in January 2011, he got his first foray into college football, although he was eventually dismissed from the team as a junior.
In spite of that, Peters was recruited in 2015 for the Kansas City Chiefs. Even in his rookie season, he proved himself winning various awards, including the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. By 2016, he later ranked 32nd on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
During a Week 13 game, against the New York Jets, Peters threw a penalty flag out of play into the crowd, causing him to be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, although the penalty was later declined. While it initially appeared that he had been ejected from the game, it was later confirmed he retreated, later returning to the field without playing for the rest of the game. Interestingly enough, he was seen not to be wearing socks at the time. According to ESPN, coach Andy Reid explained the situation:
That’s why he left the field. I don’t know what was said to him or not said to him. But he thought he was. That’s why he came back out.
Regardless of the situation, the Jets lost 31-38.
With two solo tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against the Broncos it was the fifth time this season Marcus Peters notched just two tackles.