Why The Carolina Panthers Should Trade Peppers To The Patriots

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Published: April 18, 2009


... Peppers doesn't want to stay with the Panthers and there's no way to persuade him to.

So now it's time to decide where to send him and for what. For the where, we'd definitely trade him to the Patriots, as they are just about the only team that's shown any interest in Peppers. If that's not enough, there's more reason to send him to New England. 

New England doesn't have any player to offer, that they'd be willing to trade. But the Cats aren't looking for a player. They want a first round draft pick. New England has a first rounder right in the middle of the first round at number 23.

That's just what Carolina wants, as it doesn't force them to make a difficult decision yet there's still players with potential remaining. If they get this pick from New England, one question remains: who do they get?

The first thing to look at is their draft needs. In this year's draft, the Cats need to replace a DE, a DT, and a CB. If Peppers is gone, though, make that...

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