Chicago Bears: Why Aaron Kampman Makes More Sense than Julius Peppers

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the free agency frenzy coming up, lots of players are on the market. Among the best are Julius Peppers and Aaron Kampman.
Kampman is one of the most underrated and underappreciated ends in the game.
All the "hoopla" surrounding Julius Peppers not being franchise tagged is drowning out the very real possibility of Aaron Kampman coming to the Windy City.
Why should Kampman come ahead of Peppers? You probably think I'm crazy to turn down one of the best defensive players since Reggie White. Here's why I'm not.
The price of Peppers is the biggest thing turning me away from him. He is going to come at somewhere in the neighborhood of $14 to $21 million easily. Is he really worth it?
The Bears have already said this offseason that they are not going to go "hog wild" in the free agent market. "Hog wild" is a very vague term but I think that means not dropping the money Peppers would want.
Kampman comes at a price of around $10 million...

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