The busiest NFL offseason in recent memory has another trade. Jason Pierre-Paul, a longtime member of the New York Giants, is headed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news of the transaction, which sends JPP and a 2018 fourth-round pick to Tampa in exchange for a third- and fourth-round pick in 2018.
Since both teams struggled in 2017, the difference in overall draft positioning isn’t high. The major change is the Bucs now possess the second choice of the fourth round while New York drops to eighth.
But the Giants were able to shed a hefty contract. Pierre-Paul has a cap hit of $12.5 million in 2018, per Spotrac.
The 29-year-old defensive end posted 68 tackles, 8.5 sacks and five pass defenses last season. If he doesn’t perform well, though, the Bucs could move on from JPP with zero dead money next offseason.