File-This June 17, 2014, file photo shows Green Bay Packers Julius Peppers catching a ball during NFL football minicamp in Green Bay, Wis. Peppers has just the kind resume McCarthy was looking for in trying to add impact players on defense. Sure, he’s 34 and had only seven sacks last year, down from two straight seasons of at least 11. But Peppers has 118 1-2 sacks in his 12-year career. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Is Peppers the answer?

If the Packers newest linebacker can play up to form, the team’s defense could join the league’s elite.