Here are the NY Giants’ 4 worst trades in franchise history
No. 3 Worst Trade in NY Giants History: JPP to TB
Jason Pierre-Paul was a terrific NY Giants’ defensive end.
Pierre-Paul was the classic, prototypical NY Giants’ pass-rusher off the EDGE who could wreak havoc equally in the run and pass game.
Pierre-Paul helped lead the Giants’ defense to Super Bowl XLVI in their rematch victory upset of Tom Brady, Belichick, and the New England Patriots.
Along the way, JPP racked up16.5 sacks and had some dominant individual performances (particularly both games against Dallas) to earn Pro Bowl and 1st Team All-Pro honors.
Going into 2018, Pierre-Paul produced 15.5 sacks combined his prior two seasons. Pierre-Paul led the way for the Giants pass rush and was one of the few holdovers from their Super Bowl team.
Instead, Dave Gettleman shipped him off for a third-round pick to Tampa Bay, near his upbringing in South Florida. Gettleman thought JPP wouldn’t fit the Giants’ new 3-4 scheme along with a hefty, but deserving contract. JPP has since responded with 39 sacks in 4 years with Tampa Bay along with another Pro Bowl and Super Bowl ring.
Pierre-Paul helped lead the way for Tampa Bay with a ferocious pass rush while NY has had zero resemblance of a pass rush since Pierre-Paul’s departure.