Much hoopla was made last summer after New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul severely damaged his right hand in a fireworks accident that left him with an amputated index finger. At the time, the pro bowler had a new deal on the table pending, which was subsequently retracted. JPP played out the final year of his contract with the g-men in 2015 with a protective device on his hand.

As the season came to a close, rumors swirled as to whether or Pierre-Paul would return to the Giants with a new longterm contract, as the franchise was seemingly reluctant to commit. Today, it has been confirmed that Pierre-Paul will be re-signing with the Giants to a 1-year deal for a maximum of $10.5 million. The 27-year-old took to his Instagram account and shared this caption:

I would like to thank each and every organization that reached out to my agent during this process especially the Arizona Cardinals. It was hard to decide, but me and my family decided that it’s best for me to stay in New York, just being in the NFL is a privilege and I am honored. I am truly blessed to be in this position I am today, thank you! Now with that said I have some unfinished business to take care of in New York!!!