Thirty Sundays to NFL football: 30 reasons why we love the Green Bay Packers
Though he is a relative newcomer to the franchise, Julius Peppers has turned in two solid seasons for the Green Bay Packers and helped to improve a defense that had been much maligned before he came to Packers News.
Ted Thompson shocked the football world when he signed Peppers in the dead of a Friday night not long after the Chicago Bears decided to cut ties with the future Hall-of-Famer.
Over the course of the past two seasons, Peppers hasn’t missed a game for the Packers.
During that time he has intercepted two passes, returning both for touchdowns for a total of 101 yards. He has also defensed 11 passes, forced eight fumbles, recovered three fumbles and recorded 17.5 sacks – leading the team this past season with 10.5.
He’s also had 59 tackles and 31 assists.
Not bad for an old guy.
There is no reason the Packers shouldn’t or wouldn’t bring back one of their best defenders for a third season for which he’s already under contract.
In all, he’s been one of the best free agent pickups for Ted Thompson and a fan favorite.
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