JPP will reportedly get $54 million in guaranteed money
The New York Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed to terms on a four-year contract, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Immediately after reporting the news, Rapoport tweeted the following, which is very true:
The #Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul, who agreed on a 4-year deal, have been through a LOT over the years. It took a lot of trust. Cool ending— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2017
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the deal to be worth $68 million over four years, with $54 million guaranteed.
The Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed to a 4-year deal expected to be about $17M/year with about $54M guaranteed, per @AdamSchefter. pic.twitter.com/jVa1iCa3e7— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 17, 2017
That’s $17 million annually with a bigger guarantee than the $52.5 million the Giants gave Olivier Vernon a year ago on his five-year, $85 million deal. We will have to wait and see ow the deal is structured to know what the 2017 cap hit will be.
As Rapoport, indicated, Pierre-Paul and the Giants have been through a lot. The Giants selected Pierre-Paul in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and he had a 16.5-sack All-Pro season in 2011. He has been an excellent player when healthy over the years, but has not matched that level of production.
Pierre-Paul, of course, nearly wrecked his career by permanently mangling his right hand in a July 4, 2014 fireworks mishap. He played only eight games with one sack in 2015, and had seven sacks, eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble return for a touchdown last season in 12 games before what the Giants described as a core muscle injury ended his season.
JPP appears to be messing with Giants fans. At least, Giants fans can hope he’s messing with them.
What the heck is people talking about I ain't sign nothing.— Jason Pierre-Paul (@UDWJPP) March 17, 2017
That's New York media for yah!! They always want the story first and they got it wrong.— Jason Pierre-Paul (@UDWJPP) March 17, 2017
— Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.