Marcus Peters as Jamie Tartt
This might be the single easiest comparison of all of them on this list.
Jamie Tartt is one of the brightest young talents in the English Premiere League and far and away the best player on a pitiful roster when Ted Lasso first arrives to lead AFC Richmond. The bad thing is that Jamie also knows it and it makes him an insufferable character behind-the-scenes and toxic in the locker room. In the end, the team allows Tartt to leave (although there are myriad plot lines at work here) and it looks as if he will fully blossom elsewhere by season’s end.
It’s very possible that Marcus Peters goes down as a Hall of Fame cornerback by the end of his career, an incredible ballhawk who some term an opportunist, but it’s hard to argue with the results. He has his detractors who will say that two different teams have now traded him for pennies on the dollar, but he’s a three-time Pro Bowler and former defensive ROY with 40 turnovers created in six seasons. (Yeah, that’s forty.)
Peters’ mercurial personality and character concerns made him a divisive presence in Chiefs Kingdom and the team ultimately moved on despite the talent. So yeah, he’s Jamie Tartt.