Charles Johnson demonstrated he has selecting abilities for Carolina.
Julius Peppers is made a beeline for where his vocation began, marking an arrangement with the Panthers, his agent reported on Friday.
Headed Home… pic.twitter.com/zXjPCmKMBS
— Carl Carey, PhD (@CarlCareyPhD) March 10, 2017
Peppers started his career with the Panthers as the No. 2 overall pick in 2002. After compiling 81 sacks in eight seasons in Carolina, the pass rusher put in four years with the Chicago Bears. After being discharged, Peppers nearly came back to the Panthers in 2014 preceding the Green Bay Packers swooped in to gobble up the veteran, where he spent the past three seasons.
Indeed, even at 37 years of age, Peppers has bounty left in the tank. In a rotational part with Green Bay in 2016, Peppers aggregated 7.5 sacks and was one of the Packers’ best pass rushers. He incorporated 25 sacks the previous three seasons playing as an outside linebacker.
Peppers right now sits fifth on the NFL’s unsurpassed sack list with 143.5 QB takedowns, seven short of moving into fourth place.
In Carolina, Peppers will assume a rotational part with alongside edge rushers Johnson, Mario Addison, and Kony Ealy.
Julius Peppers is the only player in NFL history to record 100+ sacks & 10+ INTs
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) March 10, 2017
After Johnson had re-marked with the Panthers, he guaranteed to anteroom Peppers to come back to Carolina to complete off his Hall of Fame vocation. That homecoming now gets to be distinctly official.