Today is the first day all teams can designate players the franchise tag. There is a two week window with the deadline ending on March 2nd. If a deal or franchise tag isn't made by this date, Pierre-Paul will become an unrestricted free agent.
General Manager Jerry Reese felt he saw two different players last season in Pierre-Paul. "I think at the beginning of the season he wasn't playing like he played at the end of the season. The second half of the season, he came on really strong and played like we thought he should play," Reese said after the season. "The guy has some ability to be a game changer. We didn't see enough of that in the first half of the season."