The LA Rams front office seems to play hokey-pokey with veteran playes at times, doesn't it? After all, the Rams were content to let both DB Troy Hill and DB John Johnson III test their market value in the 2021 NFL Free Agency market. The Rams re-signed Troy Hill for the 2022 NFL season. While that reunion was not as successful as hoped for, the Rams re-signed John Johnson III for the 2023 NFL season.
With that practice already in place and established for the LA Rams, should the Rams try once more? NFL rumors surround former Rams defensive back Marcus Peters, who is reportedly on the cusp of being released by the Las Vegas Raiders. Should the Rams consider bringing Peters back to the fold?
Marcus Peters is a veteran defensive back who excels in zone coverage. At 30 years old, he is completing his eighth NFL season, with his fourth NFL team. Peters is not exactly warm and fuzzy with the Rams after the team traded him to make room for DB Jalen Ramsey, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Could Marcus Peters improve the Rams secondary?
Marcus Peters is on a one-year team-friendly contract with the Las Vegas Raiders and has competed and started in all 12 games for the Raiders this season. He is not performing poorly this season, allowing 66.1 percent of passes targeting his receiver to find their mark. He has recorded 43 tackles so far this season, broken up five passes, and has one interception, which resulted in a pick-six.
The LA Rams secondary has been performing well enough, but it's clear that the Rams need alternative options to Derion Kendrick and Tre Tomlinson, even if only through the end of the 2023 NFL season. Peters is a known commodity. He can deliver on the football field, but has struggled with his wave-making effect in the locker room.
Still, he is an upgrade for the Rams secondary, and his three-year chapter with the Baltimore Ravens makes him a valuable resource if the LA Rams want intel on how to beat the Ravens. Of course, Peters brings those locker room distractions, but for the final six games of the season, and any postseason competition that the Rams may have a chance to compete in, it could be a very low-risk, high-reward venture.
Will the Rams consider signing veteran defensie back Marcus Peters? That's a good question. I think it actually makes sense for the Rams front office to do so. But time will tell.