The New York Giants are withdrawing their offer from Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul after his firework accident over the holiday weekend, per NFL network’s Ian Rapoport. Pierre-Paul was set to receive a $60 million dollar extension from the Giants after placing the franchise tag on him. Pierre-Paul injured his hand while trying to light up fireworks late Sunday night. Rapoport reported JPP‘s hand will be intact, and as of Sunday night, doctors were still examining for nerve damage and other issues related to the incident.
This couldn’t have come at a worse time for the 26-year-old pass rusher. Pierre-Paul wasn’t given the long-term contract due to his inability to stay on the field and inconstant production. JPP was given the franchise-tag at 14.8 million dollars for this season. This latest action seems to validate the Giants’ in not giving Pierre-Paul the contract he desired.
Paul is coming off a season where he lead the team in sacks at 12.5, and played all 16 games for the first time in his career. But with the market for premium pass-rushers at an all time high, all signs point to Pierre-Paul leaving the Giants next off-season.
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