PHEWWWWWWW. As I said earlier in my Mockness Monster blog today, it is February 27th and we still haven’t resolved the JPP deal. Well now we have finally secured our pass rusher that will keep this defensive line polarizing for the next few years.
JPP’s tag will land around $17 million, while the Giants look to work out a long-term deal to help ease the salary cap. There is no way Giants can tie up $33 million on the OV and JPP and still sign draft picks/other free agent needs this offseason, but tagging Pierre-Paul in this situation should keep other teams away while Reese and JPP negotiate a deal.
At the end of the day, one of the biggest pieces of the offseason should finally be resolved. It will be interesting to see what kind of deal the Giants end up with, but they’re making it clear they don’t want to see him walk.
See you in Minnesota bitches…