Harbaugh said one of the things he’s most excited about is how Peters’ arrival will affect the entire defense. If Peters and Humphrey can lock up their receivers outside, that could allow Baltimore to bring more heat on opposing quarterbacks.
“I think he fits in real well and gives us another weapon back there so we can do the things we want to do defensively,” Harbaugh said. “We don’t want to be hamstrung. We want to be able to play the way we want to play, and he’s going help us do that.”
Even though any trade is somewhat shocking because of how sudden it can be, Ravens players applauded the move Wednesday.
“I think that’s a great move,” safety Earl Thomas III said. “I think we have two top-five corners playing on the same team with he and Marlon [Humphrey]. It’s definitely going to help us out on the back end and on the whole defense.”
“We got a playmaker,” Humphrey said. “I’m definitely excited. Any time you can get a Pro Bowl corner. … Another thing I thought about was, ‘What can I learn from him?’ Twenty-four interceptions in five, four years, whatever he’s doing, it’s working pretty well.”