Julius Peppers, who signed a three-year contract with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, has a message for all the naysayers who think he’s over the hill.
Speaking with Packers.com, Peppers, age 34, said he can still be a valuable contributor on the field:
“I have a lot left in the tank. I have a lot left to give, a lot left to offer. I want to show people I can still play the game at a high level.
“Expectations are not for me; stats don’t necessarily have a lot of value in my book. You can have a great season without having great stats. My goal is to play football at a high level. I’m a pass rusher, so that’s going to be a big part of what I can do. Play hard and have an impact in every game.”
Peppers also said he’s excited to play on a team with Aaron Rodgers:
“The teams that have the good quarterbacks are the teams that win. That obviously factored into some of my decision making. I’m looking forward to playing with Aaron. As much as I disliked chasing him around, I’m excited to join him.”
Along with a run at a championship, maybe Rodgers can hook up his new teammate with one of those sweet discount double checks?