Julius Peppers, a Carolinian native, future Hall of Famer, and one of the most feared defenders in the history of the National Football League. It’s necessary that people understand the insane level of sustained productivity that Peppers has had. According to ESPN, Peppers spent 8 years with the Panthers before signing with the Chicago Bears. After the Bears, Peppers allied with the Green Bay Packers for three years. As a final chapter of his career Peppers is signing one-year deals with Carolina in hopes of a championship season. Despite all of his accomplishments, Pepper’s first ring has been extremely elusive.
That doesn’t take anything away from Pepper’s productivity though. When scanning his stat lines, there’s nothing that doesn’t suggest extreme productivity at a high level. Peppers has played at an extremely high level for years and continues to be in a deadly defensive end rotation.
Even last year, in his 16th season, Peppers recorded a stunning 11 sacks, and that was in a limited rotation due to his age. A symbol of sustained leadership, Peppers secures himself as not only a Panthers’ great, but as an all-time player.