Jason Pierre-Paul Agrees To Deal With Giants With $54M Guaranteed

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The Giants 6-foot-5, 278-pound defensive end reportedly signed a four-year contract worth up to $66 million that includes $40 million guaranteed.

On a one-year "prove it" deal in NY last season, Pierre-Paul allayed concerns that playing with a custom-made glove on his right hand would severely stunt his performance. Their use of the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul kept him from leaving to another team in free agency, but it also cost them almost $17 million against the salary cap. He returned to form with seven sacks in 12 games in 2016, and the Giants rewarded the anchor of their defensive line by agreeing to the long-term deal several weeks after they placed the franchise tag on him.

Pierre-Paul recorded seven sacks in 12 games last season before needing surgery to fix a sports hernia. I'm the only one left in my class here, it means a lot. "Not only is he one of our best players, he is one of our leaders". Pierre-Paul may have seen some local media claim he had "re-sign" prior to his actually putting pen to paper.

"This is where I wanted to be", Pierre-Paul said, via the Giants' team website.

Agent Doug Hendrickson‏ confirmed on Twitter that Pierre-Paul is signed. But that did not detract from his inspiring comeback from the fireworks accident on July 4, 2015, that seriously wounded his right hand. Furthermore, they appear like they want to lock him up to a long-term deal. Pierre-Paul missed the first half of that season before returning to start the final eight games. "Jason's a great part of the team, someone who made some progress a year ago and it'll be good to have him back". I'm back for four years and I'm ready to get after it. "We made it to the playoffs, but unfortunately I wasn't there to play".