Julius Peppers has made a decision on whether to continue his career or call it quits.
There has been speculation that the 36-year old might not return for the 2016 season. On Wednesday Peppers put that rumor to rest for good.
"Oh, yeah," Peppers said when asked if he will play next season, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "Yes."
This is great news for Packers' fans, as Peppers was an integral part of a that ranked 12th in points allowed. Peppers racked up 37 combined tackles, 10.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2015.
According to Spotrac, Peppers will count $10.5 million against the cap in 2016. It may be a high price, but according to defensive coordinator Dom Capers he's more than worth it.
Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com:
"Julius brings so much to the team, I think. As a coach, and if you've got a lot of young guys, it's far more effective to point to Julius Peppers and say, 'There's a reason why that guy has played for 13 years or whatever -- because he's a true pro.' You go into any meeting and he's sitting up front taking notes, never misses a practice."
Great news Packer fans!
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