JPP was forced to have surgery on a sports hernia, and was ruled out for the rest of the season with little hope of making a playoff return.
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Now, JPP is back to full health, and Olivier Vernon's hand is at full strength going into training camp. Do you want to know what two healthy pro bowl quality defensive ends means?
It means trouble, and a lot of it.
The Giants’ defense took a massive leap in 2016, from having the 30th ranked defense in 2015 to the 2nd ranked defense in points against. How? Well, Jerry Reese broke the bank.
Jumping from the bottom five defenses to the top five is unheard of in modern day football. Signing big-name players through free agency is an unorthodox way of fixing roster issues and often backfires. Luckily, Big Blue were able to snatch up a few young puzzle pieces that fit the bill perfectly for a starving Giants’ defense.
With a defensive line worth over $200 million alone, the Giants are back to their Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Osi Umemyiora ways. Something that most Giants’ fans pray to see again in their lifetime.
This is the year that we will see the resurgence of the three-headed monster, and they’re coming with a vengeance.