Giants franchise Jason Pierre-Paul

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The Giants have officially placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

The move comes as no surprise, as it’s been reported for weeks that Pierre-Paul would get the tag if he and the Giants don’t first come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension.

If Pierre-Paul wants, he can sign the franchise tender and play the 2015 season on a one-year contract with a guaranteed salary of $14.8 million. He would then either hit free agency next year or get franchised again, which would give him a 2016 salary of $17.8 million.

Pierre-Paul may think he can do better than that if he bides his time and convinces the Giants to give him a long-term deal, but one way or the other, he will remain with the Giants in 2015.

13 responses to “Giants franchise Jason Pierre-Paul

  1. All the angry haters can’t stand that JPP will be back withe Giants coaching the defensive line in 2015.

    That’s a good start on the way to 8-8 by 2018. Next up is bring back Tiki Barber. Eli Manning would never have started even one NFL game without Tiki teaching him the ropes and taking all the pressure off him. Tiki will do the same for Ryan Nassib.

  2. Solid player. Obviously can get to the QB and is dominant run stopper. However, the 12.5 sacks this year is definitely a farce. A couple of them came in garbage time against the Jaguars and I saw JPP on the turf hurt several times this year, giving Giants fans mini heart attacks. He needs to say focused and healthy. The Giants are always near the cap and if JPP wants top tier $$, let him go. Wouldn’t shock me if his production dropped once he got paid, since that’s what he wants.

  3. This is funny. No way he is worth that kind of money. He has been non existent for 2 years now. King of garbage sacks. I guess we get to see more of him getting dominated by the Dallas offensive line.

  4. He had 2 sacks and fumble recovery against Dallas this year, but I guess that kind of production which was tops on the team is just easily replaced by a draft pick….right?

  5. No where near worth that money. Hasn’t lived up to the potential he showed in his first season. Plenty of other quality defensive ends on the market that you could get for cheaper while addressing other needs.

  6. Love the idiots who say that his sacks came in garbage time last year. He had back surgery which takes a good year to a year and a half to fully heal. Could it be that he was finally rounding himself into good health by the midpoint of 2014 and that’s why the sacks started coming??

  7. petezjunior says:
    Mar 2, 2015 2:42 PM
    Solid player. Obviously can get to the QB and is dominant run stopper. However, the 12.5 sacks this year is definitely a farce. A couple of them came in garbage time against the Jaguars and I saw JPP on the turf hurt several times this year, giving Giants fans mini heart attacks. He needs to say focused and healthy. The Giants are always near the cap and if JPP wants top tier $$, let him go. Wouldn’t shock me if his production dropped once he got paid, since that’s what he wants.
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    I hate that line of thinking about his sack totals. JJ Watt pads his stats against those awful offensive lines in that division TWICE ANNUALLY.

  8. This is funny. No way he is worth that kind of money. He has been non existent for 2 years now. King of garbage sacks. I guess we get to see more of him getting held by Tyron Smith all game, every game.

    * Fixed.

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