Landon Collins isn’t leaving the NFC East despite the fact that the New York Giants opted not to use the franchise tag on him. Collins is merely heading south to play for the Washington Redskins now, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Collins’ new contract is a BIG one. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports the six-year deal is worth up to $84 million with $45 million guaranteed. According to my advanced calculations, that’s a lot of money.
The reaction from Hogs Haven:
Ho-ly.......... https://t.co/cSBqnTyggm— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) March 11, 2019
I think this deal is a win for the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington is overpaying for a good player who isn’t going to revolutionize their defense. The Giants, meanwhile, are losing their best young defender and now they have to face him twice per season.
You could also look at Collins’ contract as bad news for the Dallas Cowboys, who have been hoping to sign Earl Thomas. Thomas has made it clear he wants to be the league’s highest paid safety so he’s going to be aiming for numbers that will beat Collins’ mark. The Cowboys might not be able to afford Thomas at the figure he desires.