Panthers No. 90: 3 reasons Julius Peppers is a first-ballot Hall of Famer

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Julius Peppers
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Julius Peppers /
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Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Julius Peppers /

Former Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers enjoyed an exceptional career that should result in a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame selection.

We are now just 90 days away from the return of the Carolina Panthers in a competitive environment. This is going to be one of the more intriguing seasons in recent memory given the vast changes to the roster and a brand-new coaching staff trying to guide them in the right direction.

No player has been assigned No. 90 for the Panthers in 2020. So we thought this would be the perfect time to run the rule over one of the greatest ever players for the Carolina Panthers.

Julius Peppers was a relentless force on the edge during a glittering career that spanned 17 seasons. He will go down in Panthers’ folklore and it seemed only right that the player returned for a second spell before eventually retiring.

The North Carolina product will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2024. And Peppers has a tremendous chance of adding his name to the history books on the first ballot.

There is nothing to suggest Peppers shouldn’t warrant serious consideration first time out when his time finally arrives. He revolutionized the position and made a significant impact both with the Panthers and during his time in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

Although there will be plenty of other players more than deserving of receiving the ultimate distinction in 2024. Peppers has earned the right to go in during his first year of eligibility.

Here are three reasons why Peppers should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.