American football cornerback, Marcus Peters was born on January 9, 1993, in Oakland, California in the United States of America.
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|January 9, 1993
Marcus Peters Nationality
Peters was born in Oakland, California in the United States of America. He is an American.
Marcus Peters Age
Peters was born on January 9, 1993, hence he is currently 30 years of age as of 2023.
Marcus Peters’ Height and Weight
Peters stands at a height of 6 feet tall or 183 centimeters or 1.83 meters and weighs 89kg or 197 lb.
Marcus Peters’ Family and Siblings
Peters was born to Doreen Peters and Michael Peters. He has no siblings.
Marcus Peters’ Educational Background
Peters attended the McClymonds High School in Oakland, California. He furthered his education at the University of Washington.
Marcus Peters Career
Peters declared on December 16, 2014, that he would sacrifice the remainder of his eligibility and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. Peters participated in all positional drills and the combine at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Peters attended Washington’s Pro Day on April 2, 2015, however, he chose to stay on his combined numbers and limited his activities to positional exercises.
The Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Houston Texans were among the teams that Peters visited prior to the draft.
Peters was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The third cornerback selected in 2015 was Peters. After Dana Hall (18th overall) in 1992, he became the highest defensive back selected from Washington.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Peters on May 15, 2015, to a four-year, $9.58 million contract with a $5.23 million signing bonus. The deal was fully guaranteed.
With Sean Smith leaving in free agency, Peters was expected to start training camp as the starting cornerback. In 2016, Andy Reid, the head coach, selected Peters and Phillip Gaines as the starting cornerback combo.
In a 19–12 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 2, Peters recorded a season-high seven combined tackles, made four pass deflections, and picked off Brock Osweiler twice.
In 2017, Peters continued to be the team’s first-choice starting cornerback, opening the campaign opposite Terrance Mitchell. Following a helmet hit on Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during the team’s 31–30 road loss on October 27, 2017, Peters was fined $9,115.
The Chiefs made their decision to bench Peters for the upcoming game on December 6, 2017. Three days after the suspension was made public, it became known that Peters’s suspension was also related to a fight he had with an unidentified Chiefs coach.
The Los Angeles Rams received Peters and a sixth-round selection (209th overall) in exchange for a fourth-round selection (124th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft and a second-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft on March 14, 2018, after the Kansas City Chiefs traded for them.
The Rams exercised Peters’ contract’s fifth-year option on April 24. Aqib Talib and Peters were selected by head coach Sean McVay as the starting cornerbacks for the start of the regular season.
In the fourth quarter of the 33–13 victory, Peters made three combined stops, deflected a pass, and returned an interception thrown by Derek Carr for a 50-yard score. Peters started the season against the Oakland Raiders. He was fined $13,000 on September 14, 2018, after celebrating an endzone.
Peters was traded to the Baltimore Ravens on October 15, 2019, in return for a 2020 fifth-round pick and linebacker Kenny Young.
Peters tore his ACL during practice on September 8, 2021. The next day, he was put on injured reserve. Peters and fellow CB Marlon Humphrey would resume their starting roles after Peters missed Week 1.
Peters recorded a solo tackle, recovered a fumble, forced a fumble, and returned an interception eight yards in a 37–26 victory against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Peters signed a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders on July 24, 2023. Peters intercepted a pass from Jared Goff in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions and returned it for a 75-yard score. On November 27, 2023, the Raiders waived him following his benching in a Week 12 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Marcus Peters Wife
According to online reports, Peters is in a relationship with a lady named Jayla Pittman.
Marcus Peters Children
Reports online have it that Peters has two children. A son named Carson and a daughter whose name is not known to us at the moment.
Marcus Peters Religion
Peters is believed to be a Christian.
Marcus Peters’ Net Worth
Peters has a net worth estimated to be about $14 million as of 2023. He is believed to have garnered his impressive net worth from his playing career and perhaps some endorsement deals.