NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jason Pierre-Paul has had quite a career for the Giants.
It’s been the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
But more than five years after being selected in the first round (15th overall) by the Giants in the 2010 NFL draft, JPP knows that he never wants to play for another organization.
“Of course, I always want to be here,” the two-time Pro Bowler said, according to NJ.com. “This is the team that drafted me, and I would like to finish my career here. But we’ll see what’s at stake.”
It’s been a long, strange trip for the defensive end in New Jersey.
The 26-year-old helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2011 and 2012.
In 2015, Pierre-Paul missed the first eight games of the season after severely injuring his hand in a Fourth of July fireworks accident.
There was some question as to whether the South Florida product would every play again, let alone this season. He shocked the football world when he made his season debut on Nov. 8 against the Buccaneers.
“At the end of the day, I’m here,” Pierre-Paul said, according to the website. “Like I said, I already won, because some people said I wouldn’t be here. I’m out here playing some great football, and I can only get better. I don’t have anything to prove to anybody.”
Pierre-Paul will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.