Julius Peppers Is Looking At The Front Door

Julius Peppers probably won't be a Chicago Bear in 2014. According to Pro Football Talk, he’s getting older and the Bears won’t be able to afford him.

From Pro Football Talk:

Peppers, who has only one sack this season, is due to make $13.9 million next year, as part of an $18.1 million cap charge. With the market for veteran pass rushers drying up and Peppers on the brink of turning 34, it’s hard to imagine the Bears being willing to pay even half that amount to keep Peppers around.

Treating Peppers as a post-June 1 cap casualty would spread the cap consequences evenly over 2014 and 2015, at $4.183 million per year. That’s more than $8 million in dead money, but still a lot less than what it will cost by way of cash and cap dollars to keep Peppers around.

Now that Peppers has expressed his desire to bolt from the Bears, his next challenge will be finding a team to eat his hefty price tag.