Jason Pierre-Paul (Photo via Giants.com) The New York Giants announced they have placed their franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on Monday afternoon. First reported by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Giant assigned their franchise tag to the 28-year-old Pierre-Paul after surveying interest from other teams around the league. A strategic move, the Giants now have full control of contract negotiations with Pierre-Paul up until July 15 at 4 p.m. The Giants will look to try and negotiate a long-term contract. If not, Pierre-Paul will have to play under the one year, $17 million franchise tag. Pierre-Paul has expressed his displeasure of playing under another one year contract. He was placed under the franchise tag in 2015, prior to his July 4 fireworks incident. Pierre-Paul posted seven sacks, 53 combined tackles (35 total, 18 assisted), three forced fumbles, and eight passes defended in 12 games last season. His season was cut short due to a groin injury suffered in Week 13, but his tremendous stats through 12 games speak for themselves. “I’m not playing on no one-year deal,” said Pierre-Paul, at the end of the Giants playoff run. “I’ve proved it. I’ve showed it. There is not really another guy like me out here doing it with 7 ½ fingers still.” Pierre-Paul proved last season that he is a force to be reckoned with in the NFL, and the Giants know that, which is why he was placed on the franchise tag. With interest coming around the league, and the possibility of a division rival signing Pierre-Paul, it was a move that the Giants had to make. There is the possibility that both the Giants and Pierre-Paul could reach a mutual parting-of-ways if they cannot agree on a long-term contract. Last season, the Carolina Panthers placed the franchise tag on cornerback Josh Norman. However, both sides could not agree to terms on a long-term deal, which resulted in the Panthers rescinding the franchise tag from Norman. Norman the proceeded to sign a five-year, $75 million contract with the Washington Redskins. Placing the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul is a smart decision on the Giants’ part, although it is not a guarantee that Pierre-Paul will be locked in for the team next season. We will continue to cover this topic once more details are released down the road. Post Views: 1,397 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Scott Rogust General Editor and New York Giants Lead Writer. Latest posts by Scott Rogust (see all) Giants Select Georgia OT Andrew Thomas in First Round of NFL Draft - April 24, 2020 Giants Free Agency Report Card - March 29, 2020 Giants Hiring Jason Garrett as Offensive Coordinator - January 17, 2020 Giants Hiring Dolphins’ Patrick Graham as Defensive Coordinator - January 13, 2020 Related Topicsfranchise tagJason Pierre-Paulmain sliderNew York GiantsNFl Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. More in Feature You Know I’m Right, Episode 113: New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick (Audio/Video) On the 113th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video) On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... USWNT Kicks Off 2017 SheBelieves Cup on March 1 in Chester, PA Philadelphia Phillies: Is this Maikel Franco’s breakout year?