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Julius Peppers Drank in Lambeau Field

Julius Peppers was in town to sign his contract with the Green Bay Packers on (we presume) Saturday morning. While he was there, he took a stroll around Lambeau Field.

You know, wanted to see what it felt like to call someplace home where someone has actually won a championship in the past 20-odd years.

Julius Peppers signs with the Packers

Julius Peppers checks out Lambeau Field

Plenty of tweets about Peppers today, as you might expect, as well. We could care less to sift through all of them, but we gather most Packers fans were like, “Hooray!” And Bears fans were all like, “Oh, he’s washed up, you can have him!”

Bears fans can afford to be so callus because their team signed NFL superstar M.D. Jennings to play safety earlier this week. And that virtually guarantees the Bears are going to the Super Bowl. In fact, we hear the NFL has already started printing Bears NFC champions gear.

It was bound to be 1985 again one of these years and this year most certainly is it.

Oh, and here’s one Peppers tweet that did catch our eye.

Hahahahaha… the Chicago Bears… hahahahahaha!

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20 Comments

  1. ferris March 15, 2014

    Now he can go helmet the helmet with Jay instead of Rodgers.

  2. TyKo Steamboat March 15, 2014

    He knows he won’t win a ring as a Bear or ViQueen so he wanted a real shot at the Superbowl. Welcome to Green Bay

    Awesome Salary cap news too from Michael Rodney!

  3. E. Wolf March 15, 2014

    How does he count against the Bears salary cap this year?

    1. You Enjoy Myself March 15, 2014

      $8.4 Million in dead money

      1. E. Wolf March 15, 2014

        So the old contract was structured so that even if they cut him, they still owe him?
        I think the Bears are snake bit. They gave up too many draft picks to get Cutler (which the Bears then wasted). Then they fired Lovey Smith, who I think was a pretty good coach all things considered. Cutler gets hurt and Josh McCown redeems himself admirably, playing better than Cutler. Instead of going with the hot hand, they overpay Cutler who is not that great. Now they cut Peppers but still take the hit on their cap which must be hell with that Cutler deal. Too bad, so sad.

        1. Iltarion March 15, 2014

          Yeah, Wolf, that’s what happens when you guarantee $42 million.

          Divide that by 5. There you go. Pretty simple.

          1. E. Wolf March 15, 2014

            I understand that he gets the guaranteed money, I just was not under the impression it also counts against the cap. …
            What the hell, if you paid him why not keep him. Makes no damn sense to me.

          2. Savage57 March 16, 2014

            Typically signing and roster bonuses are guaranteed money paid up front, but evenly spread over the life of the contract to minimize cap hits. But, whether you play him, cut him, change your mind, injury, whatever, you’re not only out the cash, but that dead money re-animates every year to wave hello for the life of the contract.

            And that is how you kill a roster.

        2. Nick Perry May 27, 2014

          The Bears get to spread it out over 2 years I believe though. But no matter what, the Bears have 8.4 million in dead cap money for Peppers. Not to mention paying $20 million for a a QB that hasn’t won anything. Bears starting to act a little like the Lions. I love it!

  4. Phatgzus March 15, 2014

    So the dude’s making $22M thus year? DAAaayum.

    1. Phatgzus March 15, 2014

      Nevermind, was thinking he got $7.5M this year alone from the Pack, instead if guaranteed total over the life of the contract; I can do maths I swears it!
      Still, $12M thus year alone, not too shabby.

    2. Iltarion March 15, 2014

      Ah, no, Peppers got all that money from the Bears in 2010, and I’m sure it is all long spent by now.

      The only money he’ll be making this season is from the Packers.

      1. Phatgzus March 16, 2014

        So it wasn’t a signing bonus then? What the hell, they gave him $8M in roster bonus? That’s brilliant.

  5. The Big Cheese March 15, 2014

    Let’s see – TT lets EDS and MDJ go, and signs a 34 year old with a bad foot and his best days behind him. Genius!!!!

    1. Iltarion March 15, 2014

      Reggie White’s best days were behind him as well.

      MD Jennings should be playing in the Arena League, and EDS in his prime isn’t as good as Peppers in his final year.

    2. Phatgzus March 16, 2014

      There is literally ALWAYS somebody…

  6. Bobby S March 15, 2014

    Sure can’t hurt the pass rush any. Still wonder if a safety like Ward or Mitchell and one of the $3 million DL’s wasn’t the way to go cap wise. Still like this signing better than Raji. Time will tell on JP. One thing’s for sure, he shows up every Sunday….all 64 for the Bears

  7. Don Q March 15, 2014

    When the 2014/2015 season is over, we’ll see which armchair GM is correct so we can hand him/her a cookie.

  8. K.L. March 16, 2014

    “NFL superstar M.D. Jennings”

    Ha. Thanks for the laugh.

  9. Abe Frohman March 17, 2014

    I half expected a picture of him holding a beer with a title like “drank in Lambeau Field”