Talk about a big splash.
It’s like your grampa, who hasn’t swam in decades, jumping devil-may-care into your swimming pool -- off the roof of the house.
Figuratively, that was Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson on Saturday morning upon signing free agent pass-rush specialist Julius Peppers, formerly of the arch-rival Chicago Bears.
Normally the most reticent of the conservative-minded NFL GMs when it comes to first-wave free agency, Thompson shockingly plunked down an offer worth up to $30 million over three years in front of Peppers.
It proved irresistible. Peppers signed it.