A year ago, Julius Peppers wanted out of Carolina and wanted to go to a 3-4 defense. Now he doesn’t care where he goes, as long as he gets a new contract.
“I’m not going to say I want to play for any team or I prefer to play anywhere, because I really haven’t thought about it,” Peppers said to the Charlotte Observer at the Pro Bowl. “I’m just trying to get on a team right now,” Peppers said. “I just want to get a contract.”
At least he’s honest. Seriously. Most players give lip service to the team they play for about “winning championships” but it comes down to dollars.
Asked if he wanted to stay in Carolina, Peppers said, “I don’t have a preference.”
We’re not sure whether the Panthers can afford Peppers, but at least they will have the opportunity. The restricted rules that will be in place barring a collective bargaining agreement will make it nearly impossible for one of the final eight teams to consider Peppers.