Marcus Peters extension: 3 big things to think about

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ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 08: Marcus Peters #24 and teammate Marlon Humphrey #44 of the Baltimore Ravens react after breaking up a pass during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 08, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

The Ravens locked up Marcus Peters for the next three years. Here are three big things to think about:

1. Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey will be a legendary combination:

The Baltimore Ravens have just made sure that the best cornerback duo in football will stick together. Marlon Humphrey has arguably become the best cornerback in football and has two more seasons on his first contract with the purple and black. Peters has been extended for three years. The Ravens are going to have the best cornerback duo in football for quite a long time. The Ravens have Earl Thomas locked up until 2021. Chuck Clark isn’t going anywhere. The Ravens have the best secondary in football and they should be able to keep it in place for a while.

The combination of Peters and Humphrey is very intriguing. Humphrey is such a limiting cornerback who makes his living by taking great receivers away from the Ravens’ opponent. Peters has the most dangerous ball skills at the cornerback position. When Tavon Young comes back next year, where is a quarterback supposed to throw the football?

The Ravens are building an elite pass defense in a passing league. Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level and he’s only going to get better. The Ravens have a window to win championships and the defense is going to go with the revolutionary offense. Peters was the missing piece for this defense and Eric DeCosta couldn’t let him get away. This extension was a priority and getting it done so early shows that.

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