Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) eludes New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The Giants won the game 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
What should the Giants do about Jason Pierre-Paul?
The Giants have been put in a very unique situation with their star pass rusher this off-season. Since losing an index finger on the 4th of July, Jason Pierre-Paul has refused any contact with the New York Giants and remains in football purgatory as he is yet to sign his franchise tender. The Giants can take this is several different directions. I would personally rescind the franchise tag and use the $14.8 Million dollars to build the teams positions of need. If they do that he will become a free agent and be free to sign anywhere.
Before I heard of his refusal to speak with the Giants I thought they should offer him a long term incentive laden deal. This would give the Giants the opportunity to keep Pierre-Pual while not over committing funds to the defensive end.
If Pierre-Paul does sign the franchise tag the Giants will have the opportunity to trade him to avoid future headaches. He is already way behind in learning the new defense and hasn’t exactly done anything to put himself and the Giants in a position to fix this mess. Trading him and getting some sort of value for him may not be a terrible idea. It would be a big gamble because there is a chance he returns to form. But there is a chance he never does.
What would you do?
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