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Jason Pierre-Paul

27-Year-Old Defensive End – New York Giants

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It's hard to know how effective Pierre-Paul can be with what's left of his mangled right hand ó he played well in spurts after returning last year, but that was with a massive cast on, something he wo...

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Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 278   DOB: 1/1/1989  College: South Florida  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Jason Pierre-Paul Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in March of 2016.

September 18, 2016  –  Jason Pierre-Paul News

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Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Saints, the team's official site reports.

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Jason Pierre-Paul NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 NYG 16 21 17 4 4.5 6 0 0 2 2 12 0 0 0
2011 22 NYG 16 86 66 20 16.5 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 NYG 16 66 43 23 6.5 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 NYG 11 27 20 7 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 NYG 16 76 54 22 12.5 6 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2015 26 NYG 8 26 21 5 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 27 NYG 3 15 11 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jason Pierre-Paul – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Jason Pierre-Paul
  2. Kerry Wynn
  3. Romeo Okwara
New York Giants

Snap Count Stats


Defensive Snaps in 2016

Jason Pierre-Paul was on the field for 206 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.


Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Jason Pierre-Paul was on the field for 17 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 898 80
2015 502 14
2016 206 17
Jason Pierre-Paul 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Dal 76 6 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NO 59 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Was 71 7 8 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Min
5 @GB
6 Bal
7 @LA
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Phi
10 Cin
11 Chi
12 @Cle
13 @Pit
14 Dal
15 Det
16 @Phi
17 @Was

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jason Pierre-Paul
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
Weight:   278 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.71 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.67 sec
Cone Drill:   7.18 sec
Arm Length:   34.75 in
Hand Length:   10.38 in
Vertical Jump:   31 in
Broad Jump:   115 in
Bench Press:   19 reps
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Jason Pierre-Paul: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pierre-Paul (shoulder) could miss Sunday's game against the Saints, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports. "If we have had a practice [Friday], he would not have practiced," coach Ben McAdoo said Friday. "We'll take a look at him again tomorrow. He'll have an opportunity to get out there on the field [Saturday] at practice and we'll go from there."

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Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is questionable for the Giants' Week 2 tilt against the Saints.

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Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is expected to rest during Thursday and Friday practices with the expectation that he will play on Sunday, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

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Pierre-Paul had four solo tackles and two assists in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

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Pierre-Paul insists there has been no special maintenance of his surgically repaired hand at training camp this summer, ESPN reports. He has been unaffected by the contact, which included four practices in the past five days with pads. "My hand feels like my left hand," Pierre-Paul said, "just missing a couple fingers."

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Pierre-Paul continues to show an encouraging level of explosiveness, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Giants' tackles have struggled to contain Pierre-Paul off the edge.

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Consistency has been Pierre-Paul's biggest problem the last four years as he had two excellent IDP seasons and two busts. His down years in 2012 and 2013 were related to a back injury, however, and Pierre-Paul's upside is elite when he's in top form. A hand injury that he sustained in July 4 fireworks accident, however, clouds Pierre-Paul's status to start the coming season. He's coming off a 2014 campaign in which he finished with 77 tackles and 12.5 sacks ó four more sacks than the previous two years combined. It wasn't quite as good as 2011 when he totaled 86 tackles and 16.5 sacks, but at the time at least, it answered questions about his durability and made him the best D-Line IDP next to J.J Watt. The defensive end is now a bit of a wild card, given that his summer mishap cost him his right index finger, an issue he'll have to adjust to once he's fully recovered from his injuries.


There is no greater enigma among IDPs than Pierre-Paul, and it's probably not close. It appeared in 2011 as if he would establish himself as one of the league's best players at any position. Some observers may have even had the Hall of Fame in mind after the 22 year old Pierre-Paul had 86 tackles and 16.5 sacks during the 2011 season. In the two seasons since then, Pierre-Paul has been one of the league's biggest disappointments. He has just 93 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 27 games, including just 27 tackles and two sacks last year. There are a couple reasons to expect a bounce back in 2014, however. The first is that he's in a contract year, and if motivation was a problem the last two years, the prospect of a big pay day should get his attention. Second, injuries may have had a lot to do with JPP's struggles the last two years. An offseason back surgery may have hurt his effectiveness last year, and he played through a back issue for part of 2012. He's supposed to have a clean bill of health now, and he has no excuse for another failed season.


Pierre-Paul was a colossal disappointment in 2012 after his remarkable 2011 set the expectations sky high, but it would be wise to expect a bounce-back season in 2013 for two reasons: (1) Pierre-Paul played through a back issue all December, which could partially explain why he didn't have a sack in that month; and (2) With Osi Umenyiora gone in free agency, Pierre-Paul should see his snap count approach 950 after playing 879 last year. Even if Pierre-Paul doesn't repeat the 16.5 sacks he had in 2011, he's always an excellent source of tackles for a defensive lineman. Pierre-Paul, however, underwent surgery in June to address the lingering back problem (a herniated disk), and his Week 1 status is uncertain.


The Giants insist that Pierre-Paul still has a lot of room to grow as a player. Given how freakishly dominant he was in 2011, thatís setting the bar high, to say the least. Pierre-Paul could probably regress slightly and still be the best defensive lineman IDP. In fact, he is arguably the top IDP at any position after finishing his sophomore season with an unreal total of 86 tackles (65 solo), including 16.5 sacks and one safety, as well as seven passes defended and two forced fumbles. There might be some concern Pierre-Paulís numbers drop as a result of offensive lines devoting more blocking resources toward him, but itís difficult to see how that would be likely. Osi Umenyiora didnít play the first three weeks, and Justin Tuck missed one of those games while playing injured in the other two with a neck injury. Pierre-Paul would have, therefore, been the top concern of offensive coordinators in those three weeks. Despite that, Pierre-Paul produced 17 tackles (13 solo), 4.5 sacks, two passes defended and one forced fumble over that span. It doesnít look like he can be stopped.


Last year's explosive first-round draft pick, Pierre-Paul will be in the defensive line rotation and could see extra action if Osi Umenyiora signs elsewhere.


Rookie pass-rusher is raw, but has a ton of ability and upside. Will be worked into the team's deep defensive line rotation slowly unless he blows the coaches away.