Fournette jokingly tweeted about Pierre-Paul missing his fingers and how he was able to play so well without having three of them.
“My dawg JPP was sacking they ass with 7 fingers he is different,” Fournette tweeted.
He added: “It’s so hot out here the sun got me seeing things. I thought JPP had all his fingers just now.”
Pierre-Paul’s comeback story is a bit inspiring.
The former New York Giants defensive lineman lost three of his fingers in a fireworks accident before the start of the 2015 season. Since then, he has played with a giant club on his hand and has been able to make a big difference on the defense whether it was for the Giants or the Buccaneers.
He was traded to the Buccaneers in 2018 and a year later he was involved in a serious single-car crash and suffered a neck fracture. The injury put his season in jeopardy but he managed to return by Week 8 of that season.
He had remained with the Buccaneers and became a force on the defense alongside players like Shaq Barrett and Lavonte David. In 16 games this season, Pierre-Paul recorded 9.5 sacks and 55 total tackles.