Julius Peppers is on the verge of joining some elite company — although the 37-year-old defensive end seemingly couldn’t care less. Peppers picked up a half-sack in his first game back with the Carolina Panthers last Sunday and now has 144 for his career, inching closer to joining Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Kevin Greene and Chris Doleman as the only players in NFL history with 150 career sacks.
Peppers shrugs his wide shoulders and rolls his head to the side at the thought of potential milestone.
“I’ve never been into all of that statistical stuff,” Peppers said. “It’s a big deal, there’s no question about it. That’s big time. But I just don’t get caught up in that.” Peppers is more focused on securing a Super Bowl ring, something that has eluded him the past 16 seasons.