Minor: Julius Peppers – OLB/DE
Another recently retired former Packer that is bound for the Hall of Fame one day is Julius Peppers.
Peppers was a freak of nature when he entered the league as the number two overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. His height, weight, and speed made him a difficult matchup for any tackle and he paid immediate dividends for a Carolina Panthers team on the verge of stardom.
Peppers earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2002 and went to the Pro Bowl nine times at two different positions (eight as a DE and one as OLB) in his career.
For his career, Peppers amassed 159.5 sacks, 21 fumble recoveries, and 11 interceptions to go with six defensive touchdowns.
What might be most impressive about Peppers, is out of 272 possible games to be played, Peppers only missed six. Despite playing a physically demanding position, Peppers was almost always available to his team.
Of his 17-year career, Peppers only played in Green Bay for three, but they were a memorable three as he reached the NFC Championship in two of the three and reached the playoffs in all three.
The only bad thing about Peppers is he would count for the Packers and the Chicago Bears, but Packer nation should still be proud of what Peppers did during his time in Green Bay.