Though there is uncertainty in his future, the fourth-year cover man isn't worried about that. Peterson is not going to hold out anytime soon; he and his team got bigger goals.
“I feel that you just keep coming and you do what you need to do and everything will get taken care of,” he said, via ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. “We've got bigger goals, really.”
Peters' first-year in Los Angeles — after a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs — wasn't up to par of his back-to-back Pro-Bowl seasons in his rookie and sophomore years. He was inconsistent in coverage and played better with Aqib Talib on the field. For the year, he recorded career-lows in interceptions, pass deflections, and combined tackles.
The Rams are likely erring on the side of caution pertaining to Peters' long-term deal. After all, the team has extensions coming up for Jared Goff, John Johnson, and Cooper Kupp in the near future, and as a result will juggle an increasingly pricey core going forward. Doing well in 2019 would help Peters immensely in his prospects to land that contract. Luckily, he's been a bright spot for the team in training camp.
Veteran safety Eric Weddle said of Peters, via ESPN:
“You want to be around him. He's funny, he works extremely hard and he's probably been one of the top performers in camp — of how consistent he's been, his technique, how locked in he's been.”
It may be a matter of time until he gets that contract, as the 26-year-old's stock seems to be back on the rise.