The franchise tag for defensive ends will be $14.813 million (Vacchiano, March 2).
Other teams can make offers to Pierre-Paul between now and April 24.
If the Giants do not match an offer made, they will receive two first round picks (Samuel, March 2).
Monday at 4pm is the deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players. The Giants have one candidate, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, for the Franchise tag.
Breer suggests the Giants may examine "two-tagging" JPP if he does not agree to a long-term deal. That is, if the two-tag price is below or equal to the amount the Giants are willing to guarantee JPP.
Saw @ProFootballTalk's post on Suh, and the two-tag principle is always a good device in determining if a guy should be tagged or not...In other words, take the cost of a tag this year and next (120%), add them together, and that's a starting point for guaranteed money. By that principle, the floor for guarantees for tagged DEs (like Pierre-Paul) would be about $32.5M; for WRs (like Dez), more than $28M.If JPP was allowed to test the market, would he warrant a deal with a $32.5M portion guaranteed? Given the DEs that will be available beginning March 10, I say yes. I don't think the Giants will "two-tag" JPP. They will likely slap the Franchise tag on him for now and continue to work on a longer-term deal with him.