Jason Pierre-Paul Eyeing Return to NFL, Seeks Contender for Super Bowl Push
After a two-month absence from the NFL season, Jason Pierre-Paul is determined to make a comeback on the field. The two-time Super Bowl champion expressed his desire to play this year and join a contender during an interview with CBS Sports HQ Senior NFL Insider Josina Anderson.
The three-time Pro Bowler emphasized that he still possesses the skills and drive to contribute to a contending team. Despite not being currently signed, Pierre-Paul has been diligently training and closely studying the game, confident that he can make an impact as a pass rusher.
“I have been training relentlessly, even without a team,” JPP stated. “I have been immersing myself in football, and I believe I can still shift the balance for a contender. There are numerous teams in need of a pass rush, so I am patiently waiting for that call.”
Pierre-Paul’s assertion about the importance of pass rushers in the NFL holds true, increasing the likelihood of him being signed. Last season, he waited until mid-September before signing a one-year deal with the Ravens. While a return to Baltimore seems plausible, the Jacksonville Jaguars could also be a potential destination.
The Jaguars attempted to bolster their pass rush at the trade deadline but were unable to finalize a deal. With only 16 sacks this season, the third-lowest total in the league, Jacksonville could greatly benefit from Pierre-Paul’s expertise. Additionally, the Buffalo Bills, plagued by defensive injuries, may find his services valuable.
During his 14 games with the Ravens last season, JPP showcased his abilities with 26 tackles, three sacks, and five passes defended.
“If you review the film from my time with the Ravens, you will see that I played with great physicality,” Pierre-Paul shared with Anderson. “Even in the first game, I performed exceptionally well. The film speaks for itself. Whichever team I join will witness my best efforts. I am fully committed, and I don’t need an entire season. There are specific teams I aspire to be a part of. I am seeking my third Super Bowl ring. People love winners.”
Regardless of where he signs, Pierre-Paul brings a winning pedigree to any team. As a 2010 first-round pick, he has already secured two Super Bowl rings in his career with the 2011 Giants and the 2020 Buccaneers. Now, at 34 years old, he aims to add one more championship before retiring. With an impressive record of 94.5 sacks over 13 NFL seasons across three different teams, JPP’s experience and skill set make him a valuable asset.
Pierre-Paul now joins Ndamukong Suh on the list of former Super Bowl winners eagerly seeking to join a contending team in the near future.