Jason Pierre-Paul Throws Major Shade at Ex-Giant, Who Fires Back

Jason Pierre-Paul shades ex-Giant Mike Remmer

Getty Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates with his teammates after intercepting a pass thrown by Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams.

Jason Pierre-Paul will be looking for his second Lombardi Trophy this Sunday. Previously having taken home a ring at Super Bowl XLVI as a member of the New York Giants, the former defensive stalwart for Big Blue has enjoyed quite the triumphant return to dominance over the years.

Rebounding from a serious firework accident back in 2015 that led to having his right index finger amputated, JPP has since re-established himself as one of the league’s most ferocious pass rushers. The 2020 Pro Bowler and NFL’s 11th-leading sack artist during the regular season (9.5 sacks), Pierre-Paul has funneled all of his current focus onto serving as a constant disturbance to Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes this weekend, no matter who is lined up across from him.

This could certainly pose some concerns for a Kansas City offensive line dealing with injuries.

ALL the latest Giants news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Giants newsletter here!

Sign up for the Heavy on Giants Newsletter!

JPP Shades Ex-Giants Starter Mike Remmers

The Chiefs will play in Super Bowl LV without the services of their left tackle, Eric Fisher, who suffered an Achilles injury in the AFC Championship game. Head coach Andy Reid confirmed on Monday that veteran Mike Remmers will fill the void left behind by Fisher on the left side, via the Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teope.

As for Pierre-Paul, he could care less about Kansas City’s o-line shuffle.

“I don’t care, it don’t matter. This is the freaking Super Bowl,” Pierre-Paul stated to reporters on Monday in regards to the Chiefs’ offensive line injuries. “I don’t care if they have three offensive linemen, they send two to block me, three to block me. I’m going to do what I need to do. Us boys going to do what we need to do. That’s a you problem. They gotta figure that out. I’m coming to play a football game. Not just any football game, but Super Bowl LV. I ain’t got time to play games. The only game I’m playing is football. … I don’t care about their offensive linemen. I don’t care.”

As for Remmers, the 10-year veteran has played predominantly on the right side this season, starting 10 of his 13 games at right tackle. He has an extensive background as a starting-caliber player in the league, starting in 88 of his 92 career regular-season games. This includes notching 14 starts a season ago with Pierre-Paul’s former team, the Giants.

Despite Remmers’ substantial resume, the offensive tackle doesn’t quite jog the memory of Pierre-Paul.

“I didn’t even know who that was,” Pierre-Paul said of Remmers. “Man, I’m not going to lie to you. Is this a tackle that you’re talking about? Like I said, I don’t care too much about it. They got to figure that out. I’m going to play some great football this weekend.”

Follow the Heavy on Giants Facebook page for all the latest stories, rumors and viral content!

Remmers Responds to Pierre-Paul

Remmers ultimately caught wind of Pierre-Paul’s comments but opted to take the high-road, shrugging off the situation.

“Yeah, I had someone send it to me, and honestly I don’t really care what his opinion is on anything,” Remmers said on Tuesday. “It’s like every week I’ve played in this league, I’ve never gone into a game thinking, ‘Hey, I wonder what this guy thinks of me.’ I don’t care at all. It makes no difference to me. I’m just going out there to do my job.”

With Remmers moving to left tackle for the big game, Andrew Wylie is expected to shift from right guard outside to right tackle, while Stefen Wisniewski will fill Wylie’s spot at guard, per NFL.com’s Nick Shook.


For more Giants content, follow @VinnySomma on Twitter.