Jason Pierre-Paul thinks he’s ‘worth a lot of money’

There’s nothing doing with JPP and the NYG.

Per ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Jason Pierre-Paul, in the final year of his rookie contract, has yet to receive an offer from the Giants, who appear poised to let the pass-rusher test the free agent waters.

And it seems he’s OK with that.

“I think I am worth a lot of money,” Pierre-Paul said when asked what he thinks he’s worth, via ESPN.com. “What do you think?”

I think Pierre-Paul, the No. 15 overall pick in 2010, has earned what’s coming to him. He followed up an injury-maligned 2013 campaign with 10.5 sacks (and counting) in 2014 — the most since 2011, when he notched 16.5 takedowns.

JPP has reiterated his desire to remain in the Big Apple, but, then again, so did several of his former teammates.

“Look at [Justin] Tuck, look at Osi [Umenyiora], look at Brandon Jacobs. It doesn’t matter.”

“It’s business,” he said. “Everyone knows that, even the fans know that, my family members know it, and I am going to make the best decision to better me and my family.

As he realizes — and the tape indicates — Pierre-Paul, who turns 26 on New Year’s Day, still has many good years ahead of him.

“I am entering my prime, there is much more football to be played, and at a very high intensity for me,” Pierre-Paul said.

Zack Kelberman
An award-winning sportswriter, reporter and blogger, Zack currently serves as the Miami Dolphins live correspondent and Team Stream curator for Bleacher Report. He's also a freelance NFL writer and the founder/editor-in-chief of Helmet2Helmet. His work has appeared on media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, MSN.com, FanSided.com, and About.com. Zack can be reached on Twitter (@ZackKelberman) or via email (zpkelb@gmail.com).