Franchising DE Jason Pierre-Paul Would Be the Right Move for the NY Giants

February 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just when you thought the days of playing tag ended when you graduated from grammar school, along comes the NFL collective bargaining agreement, which provides every team with the option of applying either a franchise tag or a transition tag to a key member of the team.
That seems to be the direction the New York Giants are taking as far as retaining 26-year-old defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.
According to Steve Serby of the New York Post, the Giants intend to apply the nonexclusive franchise tag to their 2010 first-round pick to discourage potential suitors with deeper pockets from reaching out.
The cost of such a move, according to Serby, would be approximately $14.6 million. Should another team really want Pierre-Paul badly enough and succeed in signing him to an offer sheet the Giants are unable to match, that team would have to give New York two first-round draft picks. 
So what about this forthcoming decision, which has not yet been announced by the team...

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