Travis Kelce talks Eric Berry, why Chiefs are rolling

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Oct 11, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) celebrates after breaking up a pass against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bears won 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Q: Marcus Peters came in with some question marks off the field. What kind of man and teammate is he?

A: Peters is everything off the field as he is on the field. He’ s a professional and does his due diligence and does his work. He’s a teammate and a brother. He is going to make you smile. He’s a genuine guy and human being. He’s taken on the role of being a first-round draft pick perfectly. … It’s awesome to see him make plays on the defense side. I love watching him and Eric Berry, those guys are making plays all the time.

Q: Last week, there was an article ranking Adrian Peterson as a better candidate for NFL Comeback Player of the Year than Eric Berry. Thoughts?

A: I have to be cautious on how I word this. Adrian Peterson had the off-field stuff with the kid and money issue in Minnesota right? He wasn’t hurt. That’s an absolute disgrace to the NFL. It’s ignorance. Eric Berry had something go down that he could not control. All he could do was stay strong and positive and be around his family. Adrian Peterson went through some hard times but he had control over his actions, and for them to give him an award to a guy who could control it, that’s ignorant to do that.

In our eyes, Eric Berry is a superhero for the type of player and person that he is. At the end of the day, he’s not here for an award he’s out here to play for the guys next to him and that is why we love him. It’s no disrespect to Adrian and what he had to go through, I just saw it first-hand what Eric went through.

Q: Who is the most underrated player on the team?

A: That’s the entire offensive and defensive line. They don’t get nearly enough credit for what they do week in and week out up front. Whether or not there are penalties and stuff, everybody screws up but at the end of the day, guys in the end zone get all the praise, but we make sure in the locker room and in the huddle that we give the big guys some love.

Q: Can you tell me about what you, Charcandrick West and Dontari Poe were doing last week at DICK’S Sporting Goods?

A: It was awesome, DICK’S Sporting Goods put together about $150 gift cards to over 20 kids. It was for Sports Matter. Teaming up with that organization and making sure sports stay in the community. We know how underfunded sports can be in the community.