Peppers is apparently in Green Bay to ink the deal. This from his agent Carl Carey:
Peppers will be reunited with former Carolina Panthers positional coach Mike Trgovac, who holds down the same job in Green Bay.
The Packers rarely dip their toes into the Free Agent market, so this is a big deal for them. The Peppers signing is only the third time that Ted Thompson has signed a free agent since 2009. The other two did not work out very well. Jeff Saturday only played one season with the Packers while Anthony Hargrove didn’t even make the team.
I’m not sure this is a great fit for the Packers; they play a 3-4 defense, so there will be some change coming for Peppers. It’ll be interesting to see how the Packers fit the 4-3 defensive end into their scheme. You have to figure Peppers will play end in the Packers D. Adding Peppers to a pass rush with Clay Matthews could make things interesting for the Bears. I can’t wait to see the first matchup between Peppers and the Bears.
I wonder if there is a bar in Green Bay that will be passing out champagne with sparklers in it, like when Peppers his $90 million contract back in 2010.
I think it’s more likely that in Green Bay, they’ll be passing around cans of Schlitz with road flares in them.