With the deadline now passed for franchise players to have signed a extension with their prospective teams, Julius Peppers could not come to an agreement with the Carolina Panthers. The league deadline was today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. the other big names were Terrell Suggs with the Baltimore Ravens and Matt Cassel with the Kansas City Chiefs looking to sign a long term deal. Suggs and Cassel did however come to terms with thier teams, Suggs for 62.5 million for 6 years and Cassel got 60 million for 6 years. Be that as it may, Peppers will play this year for the Panthers for 16.7 million and next years offseason will be a interesting one.
"Both sides tried," said Carl Carey, Peppers' agent. "Julius feels good about the one-year deal and is ready for the season to begin."
Peppers is going to have one of the highest salary’s in NFL history with his one year 16.7 million. I know that you are thinking that is a lot of money but he has the potent ional to make much more than that. If he gets voted to the Pro Bowl he will get 1.5 million more as well as 250k for each playoff win.