Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown on a 9-yard run against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Chiefs' Marcus Cooper (31) and Quintin Demps (35) defend on the play. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (The Associated Press)
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) and cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) head upfield after Cooper intercepted a pass against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Chiefs intercepted twice from Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half of a 26-17 win. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (The Associated Press)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Marcus Cooper may be the embodiment of the Kansas City Chiefs.
He was drafted in the seventh-round by San Francisco, cut late in training camp and signed by the Chiefs, where he's proven to be an important part of their stalwart defense.
Cooper recovered a fumble for a touchdown and also intercepted a pass in the Chiefs' 26-17 win over Tennessee on Sunday. The victory left the Chiefs 5-0, one of three unbeaten teams left in the NFL and the first to win its first five games after winning two or fewer the previous year.
So how is Cooper the embodiment of the Chiefs? Well, it's just as surprising that the former Rutgers wide receiver is making it in the NFL as that Kansas City is still undefeated.