Giants Trade Jason Pierre-Paul for Buccaneers in 2018

Fullback Jason Pierre-Paul was an instant miracle after the New York Giants made him the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. As a rookie in the reserve role, JPP was He made 4.5 dribbles, saved six passes and recovered two tackles he made.

His second season was even better. Starting in 12 games in 2011, Pierre-Paul scored a league-high 16.5 clearance, protected seven passes, scored a safety goal and was forced to hit two more. He was named the All-Pro of the first team and led the Giants to a Super Bowl championship.

Pierre-Paul’s career has had a visible effect as he has undergone a number of physical challenges. He once experienced a backache that kept him out and the fireworks explosion in 2015 nearly ended his career.

The Giants stuck with JPP and even signed him to a 4-year, $62 million contract in March 2017. That contract was a bit overkill at the time and general manager coming up Dave Gettleman decides it’s time to move JPP and his huge amount of money. contract.

The following March, a trade was reached with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pierre-Paul and the 2018 4th round picks were made in exchange for the 3rd and 4th round picks of 2018.

With those picks in mind, the Giants picked defensive midfielder BJ Hill of North Carolina State and quarterback Kyle Lauletta of Richmond. Tampa submitted the fourth-round pick they received from the Giants to Minnesota to move up to pick Humboldt State’s offensive lead Alex Cappa.

The Giants no longer have Hill or Lauletta and JPP and Cappa have thrived in Tampa, winning last year’s Super Bowl. Pierre-Paul was also named for the Pro Bowl.

Earlier this season, Hill was assigned to Cincinnati to center Billy Price. Lauletta lasted a year as Eli manning’s reserve. He was back all over the league and was with the fifth team (Jacksonville) for many years.

The Giants will face both players this Monday night for a reminder of how that trade is just one of the reasons the Bucs are the competition and the giants are floundering.

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