The NFL ranked the 100 best players in the league. Peppers ranked 10th on the list. Devin Hester came in at 32 and Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs checked in at No. 49 and No. 92 respectively -- all a little low if you ask me.
The Bears signed Julius Peppers to a six-year deal is worth $91.5 million, with $42 million guaranteed ($20 million in the first year, $40.5 million over the first three years).
It's a huge contract but to have a player that impacts the line of scrimmage the way he does is priceless. He makes the Cover 2 an effective defense because of the pressure he brings.
Peppers only registered eight sacks last season but he forced opposing offensive line to adjust their blocking schemes to account for him on every single snap. He also forced quarterbacks to rush their throws, knocked them down, tipped their passes and forced holding calls -- all impact plays that don't register on the stat sheet .