Tampa Bay re-signed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a two-year, $27 million deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the details. ESPN first reported the news. The team announced the deal later Monday.
JPP carried a cap hit of just $7.8 million in 2019, thanks to a contract restructure. He should make far more than that in 2020 under his new deal.
One of the top 20 available free agents, according to NFL.com, Pierre-Paul logged 8.5 sacks in 10 games played last season. Since joining the Bucs via trade less than two years ago, JPP has picked up 36 QB hits and 21 sacks in 26 games played.
Tampa Bay appears to be going all in on big names on both sides of the ball. No risk it, no biscuit, as one Bruce Arians would say.