The freaky free-agency season

The embattled Bears front office will have plenty of options in the coming weeks

Updated: March 4, 2010, 2:31 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

If you do a Boolean search for "Julius Peppers + freak," you get about 21,000 results. When you're a 6-foot-7, 283-pound pass-rushing end who has 81 sacks since 2002 and played power forward for a Final Four team, the "Freak" tag certainly fits.

But is a freakishly talented Peppers worth freaky money at 30? Like $40 million guaranteed? Heck, is he worth $25 million guaranteed, a low to conservative estimate of what he's bound to get, perhaps as early as this weekend?


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