Behind the Rumor: How the Julius Peppers-to-New England Trade Could Work


Published: March 19, 2009


... Carucci's piece on, every possible football pundit has come out of the woodwork with reasons why this trade would never work, reasons Peppers could never get the contract he wants.

For those unaware, Carucci reveals that talks between the Patriots and the Carolina Panthers have taken place regarding trading Julius Peppers for the 34th overall pick in the draft. Michael Smith of ESPN and Adam Schefter of have both belittled the possibility of this trade.

Unfortunately for them, they made a critical mistake in their judgement. Both cited resigning Vince Wilfork and Richard Seymour as reasons the Patriots would never have enough money to pull this off. I

'm here to tell you this: The Patriots are not going to re-sign Richard Seymour, especially if they can get Julius Peppers.

Peppers might not get that initial dollar amount he wants this year, but the Patriots could easily allow for a longer term deal wit...

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