Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jason Pierre-Paul selling his Florida mansion after one-year franchise tag: Report

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is pulling up his southern stakes after he didn’t get the financial security he was looking for from the team up north this offseason.

So if you are in the market for a high-end Florida mansion, JPP has one for you.

Although it's about a 1,200 mile drive down I-95 from MetLife Stadium, Pierre-Paul has put his 5,433-square foot home in Boca Raton, Fla., on the market for $2.1 million probably because there's a good chance he will be with another team after next season.

The sixth-year veteran bought the palm-shaded house in 2012 and has added an open floor plan with high ceilings, a spa, a renovated kitchen, and a custom office area among other amenities.

And it’s not that JPP can’t afford the place — he'll make $14.8 million this year — it’s just that the one-year franchise tag the Giants gave him leaves the door open for a potential move. Pierre-Paul can leave the Giants as a free agent after the 2015 season, so he probably would not want to be tied down in Florida if he ends up with another team off the East Coast.

If that makes sense.

But there is still plenty of time for the team to work out a long-term extension with Pierre-Paul before he hits the open market. 

So Giants fans, don't take this move as some sort of long-term plan.

“Geographically, he might want to be in a different location,” explained his real estate agent.

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