New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season, but he's not worried about his contract situation.
The 25-year-old has been with the Giants for all five seasons of his NFL career, but isn't committing to a return.
"Hey, it is what it is. If I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not," Pierre-Paul said. "I’ve been here for five years now, and there have been ups and downs. I love it here, but we’ve got to wait and see at the end of the season."
According to the Post, New York's discussions about an extension with the defensive end appear to be at a "standstill." The Post notes that Pierre-Paul is currently making $4.6 million in the final season of his five-year, $16 million rookie contract.
A former first-round draft pick in 2010, Pierre-Paul was named to the Pro Bowl in both 2011 and 2012. He underwent back surgery in 2013 and did not play a full season for the first time in his career. Through nine games this season, he has 47 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
In 2011, Pierre-Paul had a career-high 16.5 sacks and 93 tackles.
The Giants are 3-6 this season and host the 49ers (5-4) on Sunday.
- Molly Geary