Rams’ Brandin Cooks calls Marcus Peters ‘one of the best teammates’ he could ask for
The Los Angeles Rams traded Marcus Peters on Tuesday in a surprising move that sent him to the Baltimore Ravens. Following the trade, Brandin Cooks called Peters ‘one of the best teammates‘ he could ask for.
One of the best teammates you could ask for! Family before it all! Go do your thing @marcuspeters love
— Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) October 15, 2019
Prior to the 2018 season, both Cooks and Peters found themselves being traded to the Rams from their former teams. Cooks came by way of the Patriots while Peters was arriving from the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, when Peters was traded, there were a lot of questions concerning his character in the locker room. Nevertheless, he and Cooks immediately became crucial players for Los Angeles in 2018.
With a corner of Peters’ skill set, you’re going to have a mixture of very good and very bad plays within a game. Additionally, Peters has never been afraid to speak his mind but he’s turned that into being a phenomenal leader in the locker room.
In Peters’ first season with the Rams, the playmaking cornerback totaled 43 tackles, eight pass deflections, three interceptions, and a touchdown. This season, the talented corner had just 14 tackles, two interceptions, and a touchdown.
Unlike Cooks though, the Rams didn’t give Peters an extension when they traded for him. Or even after the 2018 season. Instead, Los Angeles decided to have the cornerback play out the final year of his contract with the uncertainty of re-signing him after this season.
Now, it appears as if the Rams never had plans of keeping him long term. There are other players who were sad to see Peters go but they understand it’s a business. Cooks called Peters the ‘best teammate he could have asked for’ and will get a chance to face him in Week 12 on Monday Night Football versus the Ravens.