The Arizona Cardinals appear to have lost out on their top pass rushing target this offseason. After making a push for Jason Pierre Paul, the six-year veteran chose to return to the New York Giants, the only team he has played for in his NFL career, on a one-year deal.
Pierre Paul, who missed eight games last season recovering from an offseason hand injury when fireworks exploded while he was holding them and only recorded one sack, turned down more money from other teams, including the Cardinals, to return to New York.
He thanked the teams who courted him in an Instagram post.
I would like to thank each and every organization that reached out to my agent during this process especially the Arizona Cardinals . It was hard to decide, but me and my family decided that it's best for me to stay in New York, just being in the NFL is a privilege and I am honored. I am truly blessed to be in this position I am in today, thank you! Now with that said I have some unfinished business to take care of in New York!!! Giants FANS! Let's get to work for the 2016 season because your boy is back and I am not going anywhere! #90PowerCircle #90IsBack
Arizona reportedly has several possible targets in their goal of improving their pass rush.
The deal for Pierre Paul is reportedly worth $10 million.