There are mixed feelings about Jason Pierre-Paul among New York Giants’ fans. Some feel that the Giants should cut Pierre-Paul and move on. Others feel that missing a finger won’t affect his gameplay.
However, most people aren’t seeing how much good could come out of letting Pierre-Paul go. One of the things the Giants can do is use the 14 million that was originally supposed to go towards Pierre-Paul’s franchise tender to sign Eli Manning to a contract extension.
Craig Carton, the co-host of the Boomer and Carton Show, made this point a couple of days ago. Carton admitted that he is not the biggest Manning fan, but also said that he knows how hard it is to find a franchise quarterback. There are multiple teams that would love to have Manning on their roster.
Carton claimed that with the pieces Manning has around him, he could have one of the greatest years of his career next season. The Giants would have to really break out the checkbook if Manning puts up big numbers. They should take what they can get now before Manning lights up the NFL and wants big money.
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I completely agree with Carton on the subject. If Manning has MVP numbers that means the Giants will owe him MVP money. MVP numbers are a bit far fetched, but when you have Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz to throw to the sky is the limit.
So is this really an option for the Giants? It is probably not at the moment. Carton just made an extremely valid point and listed the Giants’ options. What Pierre-Paul did was just plain stupid, there is no doubt about it.
Pierre-Paul lost a pretty lucrative contract over this, but that isn’t enough. He is dodging the organization as a whole and a result he did not get an extension. These are all signs that are pointing towards trouble because no one knows how badly his injury will affect his gameplay.
If the Giants cut Pierre-Paul they could easily give Manning a contract extension and have a franchise quarterback for the next five years. At the same time they are losing a key piece on defense.
Then again, how much has Pierre-Paul really contributed these past couple of years? He had a great season in 2014, but at the same time has been nonexistent since 2011. Pierre-Paul’s future is very cloudy and so is the rest of his career with the Giants.
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