Speaking to reporters on Thursday, ex-Chiefs CB Marcus Peters revealed his experiences with Mahomes in 2017, when the Super Bowl MVP was merely the scout team QB for Kansas City.
“I knew he had the talent,” Peters said Thursday, via Ravens Wire. “I knew he loved the game. So that’s two ultimate things that can help you. I just respect somebody who loves the game of football like he does.”
The Ravens are all-too-familiar with one of Mahomes’ most iconic plays: The no-look pass.
Peters was traded from the Chiefs to the Los Angeles Rams in 2018. He was eventually traded from the Rams to the Ravens in 2019. While he didn’t experience this particular iconic moment from Week 14 in 2018, he’s very familiar with the no-look passes from Mahomes. He spoke on when they first started happening at practice for the Chiefs.
“I remember when he first started throwing the damn no-look pass at practice and he’s been doing it since he was a rookie,” Peters said. “So, the dude is amazing.”
You might recall what looked like a heated moment between the two former teammates back in 2018 when Peters was a member of the Rams. As it turns out, Mahomes revealed that Peters was simply trying to help him up after a tackle. The two players have always had great respect for each other.
“It’s the passion and how he competes,” Mahomes said of Peters in 2018. “He’s a really talented player, but he goes out there every single day and he competes, and he loves this game.”
“He’s a Super Bowl champ, he’s an MVP of this league,” Peters told reporters Thursday. “He’s a hell of a player, man, and a guy like that, you’ve gotta respect his game.”
Peters notched an interception off of Mahomes back in 2018, but he wasn’t yet in Baltimore for the Week 3 game last season. This will be the first time the two former teammates have met since that “Monday Night Football” game at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 2018. You can bet that Peters and Mahomes will be as competitive as ever on Monday, with their undefeated teams facing off and dominance over the AFC on the line.