Marcus Peters focusing on Super Bowl instead of contract what Rams need

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Marcus Peters #22 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Marcus Peters #22 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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With Marcus Peters entering the final year of his contract, it’s great to see the Los Angeles Rams cornerback focusing on helping his team earn another trip to the Super Bowl.

Last offseason, the Los Angeles Rams decided to take a gamble on Marcus Peters after acquiring the cornerback in a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs to help fill their need on defense.

Since it became pretty clear early on that Trumaine Johnson was going to be too expensive to bring back in 2018, the Rams decided to take care of business early on by agreeing to trade for Peters.

And just when it seemed like Los Angeles was finished, the team would eventually go on to trade for Aqib Talib from the Denver Broncos, giving the defense a new dynamic duo to work with at cornerback.

Throughout the 2018 season, there were plenty of highs and lows in regards to the cornerback duo, especially when Talib was sidelined for a significant amount of time with an ankle injury.

But since these two now have a year of playing together under their belts, expectations will be high once again for Peters and Talib heading into the 2019 season.

Coincidentally, both Peters and Talib happen to be entering the final year of their contracts, meaning the extra motivation to play at a high level to earn a hefty new deal down the road will most likely been there.

With all due respect to Talib, when it comes to the discussions over which player could still be around beyond the 2019 season, Peters has been more popular to discuss since he happens to be younger, and could provide more for the long run.

Could the Rams end up taking care of Peters at some point over the next few weeks? Better yet, will Los Angeles hold off on any potential deal until next offseason, and risk possibly losing Peters to another team?

In good time, these questions will be answered for both Peters and the Rams, but at least on a positive note, the cornerback seems to be keeping the proper mindset of focusing on helping Los Angeles reach another Super Bowl.

By taking the approach that contract stuff will eventually work itself out, Los Angeles should feel great in knowing there will be no drama related to when a new deal could happen.

As long as Peters manages to play at a high level in 2019 to help put the defense in the best position possible to compete in the NFC, he should feel confident in the Rams taking care of him at some point.

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Because with this current level of talent Los Angeles has to work with, it’s going to be important for players like Peters to be around for the long run, and the Rams know that.