Jason Pierre-Paul has announced via his Instagram account that he’s returning to the Giants.
- Tom Pelissero reports that Jason Pierre-Paul receives $8.5M fully guaranteed for and a $300K workout bonus.
- The contract also includes $1.2M in per-game roster bonuses and $500K in incentives tied to sacks.
I would like to thank each and every organization that reached out to my agent during this process especially the Arizona Cardinals . It was hard to decide, but me and my family decided that it’s best for me to stay in New York, just being in the NFL is a privilege and I am honored. I am truly blessed to be in this position I am in today, thank you! Now with that said I have some unfinished business to take care of in New York!!! Giants FANS! Let’s get to work for the 2016 season because your boy is back and I am not going anywhere! #90PowerCircle #90IsBack
- Adam Schefter reports that JPP’s one-year contract can be worth up to $10.5 million.
- Interestingly enough, the Cardinals reportedly made a late push to sign him, according to Schefter.
- According to Rapoport, Pierre-Paul actually turned down more money from other teams to be back with the Giants.
Dan Graziano of ESPN reported earlier in the day that the Giants were in talks with the reps for Pierre-Paul for several weeks now and there was still optimism as of Monday evening that he could return to New York.
Pierre-Paul, 26, wound up receiving the Giants’ franchise tag last year, but because he suffered serious injury to his hand, the two parties later renegotiated a one-year deal worth up to $8.71 million based on incentives.
In 2015, Pierre-Paul recorded 20 tackles, a sack, two fumble recoveries and fouor pass defenses over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 defensive end in a 4-3 system out of 51 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.