JPP DOWN, MCCOY IN?
Buccaneers Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul was injured in a single accident on Thursday, May 2nd in South Florida. Original reports from this accident were that Pierre-Paul was okay and there was minimal damage done to his body. As more details came out about the accident and also a report from Adam Schefter, it started to look like JPP may possibly be out for the season due to a neck injury suffered in the accident. With the future of JPP unclear, it looks like the Buccaneers may be in a spot to keep Defensive Tackle Gerald McCoy. Gerald McCoy is due 13 million dollars but if released he would not give Tampa Bay a cap casualty. Jason Pierre-Paul is due a base salary of 13.6 million dollars plus bonuses. 7.5 million dollars of Pierre-Paul’s salary became guaranteed on March 17th, 2019 but if the Bucs choose to place him on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list then the guaranteed money would be voided. The Buccaneers are in a salary cap crisis right now and if JPP is placed on the Non-Football Injury list, then they free up some money and more than likely would not have to release or trade Gerald McCoy for extra money this season. McCoy has been training very hard this offseason to get into the best shape of his life and although the accident is unfortunate for Pierre-Paul, it may be a blessing in disguise for Gerald.