Janoris Jenkins drops hint that Jason Pierre-Paul will be back with Giants

With the official start to free agency only a few short weeks away, the New York Giants have reportedly been hard at work ensuring that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul does not hit the open market.

There’s been speculation about the team possibly slapping Pierre-Paul with the franchise tag, but early indications appear to be that it will not be necessary.

Late on Tuesday night, Pierre-Paul shared a Snapchat that seemed to suggest he was en route to East Rutherford to sign a lucrative deal. The temporary snap was saved by by Giants Daily.

https://twitter.com/NYGDaily/status/834169210297126912

Shortly thereafter, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who has been unapologetically public with his pleas to have JPP, Johnathan Hankins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie return in 2017, shared an equally curious tweet hours later.

Does it mean that Pierre-Paul has agreed to terms on a new deal? Perhaps just a shared sense of optimism? Who really knows, but the hints being dropped certainly seem positive in nature.

Pierre-Paul, who returned last season after suffering a life-changing injury as part of a July 4th fireworks celebration a year prior, proved without a shadow of a doubt that he can not only continue to play in the NFL, but play at a high level. His projected free agent value was roughly $15 million.