Jason Pierre-Paul will not be there when the Giants open training camp on Thursday, and the team has no idea when or if he will arrive. All the Giants know for sure is they are increasingly frustrated by his odd behavior. “I want to be there for him,” said Tom Coughlin.
The July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline was instituted in 1986. For the six decades prior, the Deadline was June 15. So the history of the Deadline, as we know it, is relatively short. But that doesn't mean it lacks dramatic deals. Some Deadline deals are overrated. Some are understated. Some move the needle immediately and some are only appreciated with the beneficial lens of retrospect.
The going rate for a franchise quarterback is what it is, and at some point soon the Giants are going to pay it. Eli Manning maybe has four to five good years left as an NFL starting quarterback, and the Giants want every one of them to be with them.