The honors just keep rolling in for the Marcus Peters.
On Thursday, the NFL chose Peters, the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl rookie cornerback, as its defensive rookie of the month for December.
Peters found out Thursday when defensive backs coach Al Harris told him.
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“That’s big, to see my coaches, how proud they are of me,” Peters said. “From when I first got in, we talked when I came in on my visit, like I said, it was love. And it’s great to be coached by a Hall of Famer (Emitt Thomas) and an All-Pro guy and a future Hall of Famer in my mind in Al Harris. So that’s big, already.”
Peters, who the Chiefs selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, recorded 15 tackles, four interceptions (one for a touchdown), nine passes defensed and a forced fumble in the month.
On the season, Peters — who is the Chiefs’ first rookie to make the Pro Bowl since Eric Berry in 2010 — has recorded 60 tackles, is tied for the league lead with eight interceptions and leads the league in passes defensed with 34.