With the deadline to designate franchise players just two days away, many NFL teams began the process today and designating their franchise players. The official franchise designations were made by the Cardinals, Steelers, and Panthers on Chandler Jones, Le’Veon Bell and Kawann Short. The Giants will also be tagging Jason Pierre-Paul but did not officially place the designation on him. None of the names thus far are a surprise. Continue reading NFL Franchise Tag Season Begins »
The Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul finally came to terms yesterday on a contract that would be mutually beneficial for both sides following JPP’s firework accident this past summer. Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports already has the full details of the contract which is definitely an interesting one to explore. So let’s explain how (I think) the contract works and why it works for both sides.
As of this weekend it sounded like the New York Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were about to come to a compromise of sorts on his hand injury and allow him to return to the active roster once he signed his one year Franchise tender this week. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder the two sides had very different opinions of his readiness and no agreement could be reached. JPP has seemingly returned home and the Giants likely wont have their star pass rusher for some time. I wanted to explore what are likely some of the issues here with the two sides to see where things may have broken down.
Continue reading Some Thoughts on Jason Pierre Paul’s Contract Stalemate »
Every Monday during the season we will take a look back at three players who are entering important stages of their contract that may have hurt their stock in upcoming negotiations with their play on Sunday. In addition we will also look at one player signed in the offseason to a new contract that did not live up to the expectations that his contract sets for the player.
Jason Pierre-Paul– In a chance to be showcased in a big national game, Pierre-Paul continued to disappoint. JPP registered no sacks and outside of a trip up of Nick Foles on a run really made no impact at all. It’s hard to believe how far his star has fallen since he looked like the next big thing a few years ago.
Danny Amendola– Somehow in a game where the Patriots threw the ball 37 times to 10 different receivers, Amendola did not get even one look. The Amendola-Welker switch will probably go down as one of the worst decisions of all time, a decision the Patriots will try to forget when they cut Amendola as soon as the season ends.
Mike Williams– In the biggest game of the season for the Buffalo Bills, Williams somehow found himself deactivated for the game. The Bills traded for Williams in the offseason hoping that he would provide, for one year, a low cost threat to the passing game. Williams, who was also given up on by the Buccaneers, needs to be on the field to try to get himself a job next season.
New Contract Disappointment Of The Week
Chris Johnson– Johnson carried the ball just three times for the Jets on Sunday, looking like an afterthought in the struggling offense. The Jets, who paid Johnson $4 million this offseason, look to have given up on integrating the former star into the offense. This may be the last regular season stop of Johnson’s career.