One of the keys to the Giants 2011 Superbowl XLVI season, DE Jason Pierre-Paul’s production has fallen off a lot since then.
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With New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul expected to become a free agent this offseason, the former All-Pro selection is starting to gauge his value to the rest of the league and came up with his own numbers.
“I think I am worth a lot of money,” Pierre-Paul told ESPN.
Pierre-Paul has started 15 games and recorded 10.5 sacks this season, and he believes that either the Giants or some other team will be willing to pay handsomely for that kind of production. The Giants have not given Pierre-Paul a contract extension but are unlikely to let him walk without making an offer considering their need for defensive firepower in the front seven.
“I don’t know what my future holds,” Pierre-Paul said. “Who knows if I am going to be in a Giant uniform, who knows where I am going to be in the offseason. Like I said, now, the numbers are there, I had a great season, and everybody sees it. There really is nothing else to say, just negotiations and it is coming.”
In 2011, his second year in the NFL, Pierre-Paul recorded 16.5 sacks and was named First-Team All-Pro.