DL Jason Pierre-Paul
Pierre-Paul had a bounce-back season with the New York Giants in 2017. He accumulated 8.5 sacks and played in all 16 games for Big Blue. Even so, the new management with the Giants didn’t see him as a part of their future and shipped him to Tampa for a third-round pick.
The move made plenty of sense for the Bucs. They were desperate for a pass rusher and at 29 years old, Pierre-Paul has plenty of good football left in him.
Still, to see Pierre-Paul to rack up sacks and pressures like he has this season is shocking. Back issues and the fireworks accident held him back in previous years, but he has resurged in the warm Florida weather.
Already at eight sacks on the year, he may finally end the embarrassing drought of not having a player with double-digit sacks in a single season.
Pierre-Paul had a lengthy injury history and wasn’t expected to carry the Buccaneers defensive line single-handedly, he has done just that and more.