Najee Harris wants to ‘run over’ Ravens CB Marcus Peters
Looks like there’s a friendly rivalry building between Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris.
Harris and Peters haven’t technically played against each other yet, but Harris recently named Peters as the defensive player he’s gunning after in 2022.
Sports Illustrated asked Harris what player in the entire NFL he’d want to run over, and he stuck to the AFC North and picked Peters as his primary target.
Shots fired? Seems like it.
Peters tore his ACL last preseason, causing him to miss the entire 2021 season. Harris started his Pittsburgh career off strong, rushing for 1,200 yards and seven touchdowns.
He recorded several 100-plus rushing yard games last year, but against the Ravens, Harris never found his stride.
Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters is a bullseye target for Najee Harris in 2022
Though the Steelers swept the Ravens, Baltimore’s run defense remained stout against Harris, who recorded 99 total yards on the ground in both games.
The two teams are long-time rivals, but Harris and Peters have no bad blood between them, just a little friendly competition.
Both players hail form the Bay Area in California, and Peters even videobombed Harris’ virtual draft party last year just to tell him: “I’m going to be playing you twice a year.”
In 2022, each player has their work cut out for them: Harris will look to dominate Pittsburgh’s rushing offense and enjoy an even more productive Year 2, while Peters will try to elevate Baltimore’s secondary that ranked at the bottom of the league last season.
Our money is on Peters’ holding his ground, should Harris try and sprint past him. Peters does have many more years of experience on Harris, after all.
In the wake of Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement, the Ravens/Steelers rivalry seems alive and well. These two will make sure of it.