The Eight Year Jason Pierre-Paul Era Has Officially EndedPosted: Updated:
The eight year Jason Pierre Paul era has officially ended in New York as he said goodbye to his home for the last eight years today.
The elite defensive end became a New York Giant in 2010, being drafted in the first round out of South Florida and he has been a star on the giant's defense, ever since. Unfortunately throughout the years he suffered many injuries, but he always seemed to find a way to surpass expectations. A two-time pro bowler, a key member in the Giant's 2011 super bowl, named NFC defensive player of the year four times, and it's only been the greatest giants that exceeds that number, such as Michael Strahan and Lawrence Taylor.
But, now he's headed back home to Tampa Bay where he will fit perfectly into their system rather than the giant's new defensive coordinator James Bettcher's system, which consists of a 3-4 which is no fit for a 4-3 end like JPP. However, the deal consists of each team swapping fourth round picks and the giants are also getting an additional third round pick.
This trade seemed to confuse some people knowing that JPP signed a four-year 62 million deal last off season, meaning that he was planning on being here at least until 2020. But with the coaching changes and the different systems, Pierre-Paul wouldn't have been as good as a fit as he had been in the past, of course.
Now this raises questions regarding what the Giants are going to do when it comes to draft time. One move leading to another, but the big move today was Tampa Bay gets the pass rusher they have been looking for.
#90 took to twitter today saying.... "Today is a bitter sweet day. I have been blessed to be a apart of a world class organization and fans for the last eight years. As i look back at my career with the NY giants. I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for each and every moment I had with the New York Giants. As of now i am starting a new chapter in my life as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. I will always value the time i had here in NY CITY.. thank you for the great 8 years! #90"