Jpp will not sign another one year deal, nor should he. Jpp has once again established himself as one of the premier Defensive Ends in the league. He was an all around edge defender before his core muscle injury ended his season. He is great at stopping the run as well as getting after the QB. Pierre Paul a 2010 1st round draft pick of the Giants had a contract for $60 million on the table. That offer was rescinded after his well documented 4th of July accident.
Jpp has earned back a multi year contract after posting 53 tackles and 7.0 sacks in 12 games. He was on his way to a double digit sack season once again. He was as active as ever in the run game. Making splash plays behind the line of scrimmage and just blowing up tackles. Then unfortunately it all came to an end against the Steelers on 12/4. He suffered a core muscle injury and got Sports Hernia Surgery to take care of it. No one knows the final numbers Jpp Would have had, but they may have been on par with career highs.
The Giants needed Jpp down the stretch especially against the Packers. While his replacement Romeo Okwara played decent it was a big drop off from JPP. With only Olivier Vernon to rush the passer teams could double him and slide protection his way. The big question looming is if the Giants bring JPP back this off season. With Johnathan Hankins and Jpp both set to be UFA it will be tough to bring both back. While Hankins is more of a run stuffer he can get after the QB a little with his 10 career sacks. While Hankins is valuable Jpp is more valuable.
The Giants should re-sign Jpp and let Hankins walk. Jay Bromley can step up in Hankins place and we can draft for depth. As much as I love Big Hank the Giants will not invest over 150 million in just the D-line alone. Hankins can be replaced much easier than Jpp. While he will be looking for big money I believe he has shown the Giants brass enough and they will find a way to get it done. Jason Pierre Paul will remain a Giant and he has proven to everyone he is worth a multi year big money deal.