Dec. 23, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Chicago Bears defensive endJulius Peppers
(90) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cardinals 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
We’re a fickle bunch, Bears fans. Admit it, ever since the offseason started, you’ve been campaigning for the Bears to dump the washed up, over-priced Julius Peppers. Then, all of a sudden, when they cut him and the Packers picked him up, you’re freaking out that he’s going to terrorize the Bears next season. Fear not, I’m here to settle you down. If history repeats itself, Julius Peppers will flop in the Green and Gold.
Peppers is hardly the first player to play for both sides. When the Packers announced that they’d signed Peppers, I thought of a few former Bears that also played for the Packers, but I wasn’t sure just how many to cross enemy lines. I Googled and searched the usual channels, but couldn’t dig up a list.
So I did what any self-respecting blogger does and contacted the godfather of research, @ScottLindholm, also known as Scott from Davenport to Score listeners, and asked for his help. Naturally, he fired off a full list of 87 players who played for both the Bears and Packers at different points in their careers.