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May 19th, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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Jason Pierre-Paul gets a sack against the Cleveland Browns last season.

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Paying big money for JPP a “bone-headed” move?

Chris Simms of Bleacher Report included the Giants giving Jason Pierre-Paul a four-year, $62 million contract ($40 million guaranteed) as one of the most bone-headed moves of the offseason.

Simms wrote that “The Giants are paying Pierre-Paul like he’s one of the 10 best defenders in the game, and he isn’t.”

Simms continued with this:

“Simply put, the money the Giants have given Pierre-Paul doesn’t match his play. He hasn’t been the same guy to me since first suffering a lower-back injury.

“What makes this move look even more boneheaded is it may have prevented New York from re-signing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, who is a better lineman for my money.”

Valentine’s View: I can’t agree with Simms here. In fact, I think it’s bone-headed on his part to put the JPP contract on his list. Did they overpay? Yes, but not by an exorbitant amount. They key in the deal is that the Giants got Pierre-Paul to sign a four-year deal รข?? they didn’t have to go to five years like the deal they gave the younger Olivier Vernon. Look at the deal and the Giants could actually get out of it after three years if Pierre-Paul regresses, since the cap savings from …

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Tags: Chris Simms, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Jason Pierre-Paul, Johnathan Hankins, Josh Johnson, LeGarrette Blount, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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