Jason Pierre-Paul is re-signing with the New York Giants. There were NFL rumors that “JPP” would be franchise tagged again for next season but both sides agreed on a long-term deal this 2017 NFL offseason.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jason Pierre-Paul’s contract with the New York Giants is worth $68 million for four years. That translates to about $17 million per year and the reported guaranteed end of the deal is at $54 million.
JPP to be paid handsomely
“The Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed to a 4-year deal expected to be about $17 million per year with about $54 million guaranteed, per @AdamSchefter,” ESPN’s SportsCenter Twitter account also confirmed.
After last season ended, Jason Pierre-Paul stated that he did not “want to play on another one-year deal.” This would have happened if the Giants did not want to give JPP a long-term contract and if they franchise tagged him. New York’s move is sure to satisfy Pierre-Paul’s wish of a long-term deal.
JPP was involved in a controversy a year ago when he figured in an accident that cost him some of his fingers. Pierre-Paul was celebrating with fireworks during a Fourth of July celebration and the fireworks injured his hand. JPP and the Giants were at odds during the contract talks at that time and New York had no choice but to franchise tag him that year. He was due for a long-term contract that offseason.
New York used the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul last month for a one-year contract worth $16,934,000. JPP wanted long-term security after already playing seven seasons for the Giants. The defensive end was the first round draft pick by New York in the 2010 NFL Draft.
For his entire NFL career, Jason Pierre-Paul has registered 365 tackles, 50 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and 2 touchdowns. JPP is a one time champion helping the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI. He is a two-time NFL Pro Bowl squad member and first team All-Pro in 2011.
JPP rumors off
In the previous days, there were rumors that the long-term contract with the Giants is not happening for Pierre-Paul. JPP even tweeted some messages to his fans that the media reports are not true.
“What the heck is people talking about I ain’t sign nothing,” Jason Pierre-Paul stated in his official Twitter account. “That’s New York media for yah!! They always want the story first and they got it wrong.”
But with the new NFL news that the signing is official, JPP can now focus on helping the Giants next season and contend for a playoff spot.
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