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Though he'll get paid, Peppers isn't expected to get what he wants

J.Peppers.jpgAs Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers inches toward becoming a free agent, there’s a prevailing belief in league circles that he will get paid.

But the thinking is that he won’t get what he wants.

Per a league source, Peppers likely will land in the Dwight Freeney/Jared Allen/DeMarcus Ware ballpark, with an average value in the range of $12 million to $13 million, and guaranteed money in the neighborhood of $30 million.

Peppers is believed to be looking for an average of $18 million or more, given that he earned $18 million last year with the Panthers.

That said, all it takes is one team to blow the curve — and/or two teams to spark an auction.

It’ll be interesting see whether Peppers signs quickly, or whether he ends up waiting for a few days in the hopes of getting what he wants.  If he has inked a deal by sunrise on the first day of free agency, it means that someone has decided to give him what he wants.

And it also means that there was just as much tampering with Peppers as there was a year ago with Albert Haynesworth.

Unless, that is, the Redskins managed to negotiate a $100 million contract from scratch in 5.5. hours.  While Haynesworth’s agent was also entertaining offers from multiple other teams.

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20 Responses to “Though he'll get paid, Peppers isn't expected to get what he wants”
  1. HarrisonHits says: Feb 27, 2010 10:54 AM

    Any team would have to be crazy and their executives would deserve to be fired if they give this guy an 18 mil a year contract.
    All they have to do is look at how well Haynesworth worked out for the skins last year for a fine example. They got a whole 37 tackles and 4 sacks from their 100 million dollar man. Peppers will be just as unmotivated once he gets his big money

  2. mnmaverick says: Feb 27, 2010 10:58 AM

    Yeah like LT, a big contract from a winning team. The perfect situation just isn’t there.

  3. ICDogg says: Feb 27, 2010 11:01 AM

    They were merely negotiating a hypothetical $100M contract for a hypothetical player with a hypothetical team just for shits and giggles.
    signed,
    Epstein’s mother

  4. smashmouthd says: Feb 27, 2010 11:07 AM

    $12 -to- $13 million… a year?
    Most QBs aren’t making that kind of bread.
    Forget that.

  5. Bravesfan4life88 says: Feb 27, 2010 11:10 AM

    I really hope Peppers gets less than the Panthers offered him last year, that would be karma at it’s best. I’m not sure what the numbers on that offer were, only that it would have made him the highest paid defensive player in the league at the time, any know what the offer was?

  6. scrapdawg12 says: Feb 27, 2010 11:15 AM

    After filming him multiple times and filming the pre super bowl workouts I have seen he takes some plays offs and sometimes even a game off. Go back to when he faced a rookie tackle for Denver, he was dominated.
    Signed,
    Bill Belichick

  7. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Feb 27, 2010 11:26 AM

    If he were coming off his best season ever maybe I could see someone laying out that kind of cash. But the guy just collected a huge salary and was not very impressive on a consistent basis.

  8. bluestree says: Feb 27, 2010 11:26 AM

    Way too much for a guy who rarely dominates.

  9. Bravesfan4life88 says: Feb 27, 2010 11:28 AM

    Rookie from Denver? come on, Clady gave up one sack his rookie year, not like he was facing a scrub.

  10. adeem4578 says: Feb 27, 2010 11:31 AM

    this guys a retard if he thinks he’s gunna get $18 mil

  11. scampbell1975 says: Feb 27, 2010 11:41 AM

    Get over it Florio you d-bag. It’s been almost a year, let it go.

  12. Shaun Lowrie says: Feb 27, 2010 11:55 AM

    And it also means that there was just as much tampering with Peppers as there was a year ago with Albert Haynesworth.
    Unless, that is, the Redskins managed to negotiate a $100 million contract from scratch in 5.5. hours. While Haynesworth’s agent was also entertaining offers from multiple other teams.
    ***********************************************
    Easy
    “Hmmmm… The Redskins are offering us $100m+ and… hello?… hello?”
    Anyway, where were we with that huge contract that you offered?

  13. smitty89 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:04 PM

    im glad the panthers let him go, the guys a monster when he decides to be. like the panthers i got tired of his on again off again mentality of the game. his hearts not fully in it and hes not even worth 12 to 13 million a year try 8-to-10. after two years i promise any team he signs with will release him just for that reason.

  14. smitty89 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:06 PM

    im glad the panthers let him go, the guys a monster when he decides to be. like the panthers i got tired of his on again off again mentality of the game. his hearts not fully in it and hes not even worth 12 to 13 million a year try 8-to-10. after two years i promise any team he signs with will release him just for that reason.

  15. habibfromnewdehli says: Feb 27, 2010 12:07 PM

    Anyone who thinks Haynesworth didn’t play hard last year didn’t watch a Redskins game at all.
    That team is horrible, and they had a ton of injuries. There’s a reason they switched coaches halfway through the season, and fired Zorn soon after.
    Just look at how well Brian Orakpo did in his rookie season.. and a lot of that can be contributed to Haynesworth. But they need to get much younger linebackers, and they need an offense that can put at least a few points on the board. Perhaps if they address the offensive line, that will happen.

  16. footy_29 says: Feb 27, 2010 12:42 PM

    I concur with abibfromnewdehli; Haynesworth was quite nearly as dominant in 09 as he was in 08 ie. All-Pro.

  17. patpatriotagain says: Feb 27, 2010 1:08 PM

    the pats won’t be picking him up despite all the talk i’ve heard. the dude only picked up his play when team leaders publicly called him out. without bruschi, seymour and harrison, the patriots don’t really have any defensive leaders that can put him in his place, and wilfork just isn’t that kind of guy.

  18. RevJ says: Feb 27, 2010 1:24 PM

    I think he gets the offer but takes the day off he is supposed to sign it

  19. Pantherfan10 says: Feb 27, 2010 3:02 PM

    Apparently from what a little birdy tells me he’s prettymuch already got a deal waiting for him in Chicago….

  20. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 27, 2010 5:07 PM

    “Anyone who thinks Haynesworth didn’t play hard last year didn’t watch a Redskins game at all.”
    Was that before or after he tried to get his teammates to show up late for practice?

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