One of the Packers' veteran leaders has made a big decision on his future today.
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, has decided not to retire and intends to return for a 16th season in the NFL.
Peppers' agent Carl Carey said this following his client's decision:
"Julius, after taking some time to reflect during the offseason, has decided that he still has the desire and enthusiasm for the game, and his intention is to play a 16th NFL season," Carey said.
Peppers has spent the last three seasons with the Packers, but will be test free agency this offseason. The Packers still have a chance to re-sign him, as he is still an effective edge rusher.
At 37 years old, Peppers still provides an effective pass-rush, racking up 7.5 sacks this past season. He ranks fifth in all-time sacks with 143.5 and has a shot of passing Chris Doleman (150.5) for fourth if he can repeat his 2016 production next season.
The class of pass-rushers is weak this season, so the Packers would do well to consider bringing him back for another year.
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press