This morning it was announced all over the internet that former Chicago Bears’ star DE Julius Peppers had signed with the division rival Green Bay Packers. Letting an aging star go isn’t uncommon in the NFL, but that player landing within the same division doesn’t happen too often. And almost never are they this fun to dream about.
As a Detroit Lions fan personally, I’m going to get excited beyond words to watch Julius Peppers play that first game agains the Bears. It’s just business off the field and Peppers knows that, but in the locker room and then on the field that first game, he will be amped up. It’ll be like when he first stepped on the field for the Bears a few seasons ago. Out to prove everyone he still had it. Out to prove that the money he got was deserved. And out to prove to the Chicago Bears that he should never have been released.
Here is just some of the reaction to Julius signing in Packer country on a three-year deal worth up to $30 million dollars.
— Zachary Krzysiak (@ZacharyKrzysiak) March 16, 2014
Bears GM is an idiot for letting go julius peppers
— Sreekar Eyyunni (@SreekWinchill) March 16, 2014
Still mind blown at the fact that Julius Peppers is a traitor…
— Olivia Shagam (@shwagam_shags23) March 16, 2014
Every Bears fan on the planet hates Julius Peppers right now… #traitor
— Nathan Garrison (@ngarriso54) March 16, 2014