Ravens vs. Rams: The Marcus Peters Bowl
The Los Angeles Rams traded Marcus Peters to the Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Rams game has become the Marcus Peters Bowl:
The most important roster move of the Baltimore Ravens season was trading for Marcus Peters. It’s looking more and more like a mistake for the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams parted with Peters for almost nothing so they could make room for Jalen Ramsey. The problem with this is they had to give up quite the draft haul to get Ramsey on board.
The Rams gave up two first round picks and a fourth rounder. Ramsey is arguably the best cornerback in football (though Marlon Humphrey has something to say about that). The problem for the Rams is that they traded a very good player to get a great player. Is Ramsey an upgrade? Sure. It just was never going to be worth two first round picks.
Peters has been playing very well for the Ravens. He has scored on two interception returns since coming to Baltimore. He’s been even better than the most optimistic Ravens fans could have hoped for.
The Ravens will likely try to re-sign Peters who could be one of the most important assets for their defense in the next handful of years. If the Rams don’t get to the postseason their move to go for it will look silly.
This is the Marcus Peters Bowl because there is a chance of some sweet revenge here. Peters wasn’t appreciated in Los Angeles. Truthfully, a change of scenery was exactly what Peters` needed to get back to Pro Bowl caliber play. That being said, the Rams trading him for Kenny Young and a day three draft pick had to give him a chip on his shoulder. Beating the Rams will be for Peters what beating the Seattle Seahawks was for Earl Thomas III.
Baltimore has to be pulling for a big performance from their newly beloved cornerback. Beating the Rams is going to feel great for Peters no matter how it comes. Having a pick six and a great day in pass coverage would make it feel perfect. The Rams have a chance to be absolutely embarrassed by this trade. Peters has a chance to make the Rams pay.
This isn’t like the Ravens parting with Eric Weddle. There was no bad blood with the Ravens and Weddle. It was life in the NFL and Weddle had been treated great by the purple and black. It will be weird for Ravens fans to be competing against Weddle. For Peters, playing against the Rams is personal. This is a big moment for him. This is the Marcus Peters Bowl. Enjoy Kenny Young, Los Angeles.