Report: Giants unlikely to tag Landon Collins

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The Giants are unlikely to use the franchise tag on safety Landon Collins, NFL Media reports.

The decision is not a surprise given Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman cast doubt about tagging Collins last week. The Giants would love to keep Collins but view the franchise number for the position as being too high.

The franchise tag would cost $11.15 million for 2019, and Collins reportedly has threatened to sit out in the absence of a long-term deal.

Collins is expected to find a “significant market.” He and Earl Thomas both should have plenty of suitors.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry currently tops the position with a $13 million annual average.

Collins, 25, has made three Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro in 2016. He made 96 tackles, four pass breakups and forced a fumble last season.

Collins ranks eighth on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents.

14 responses to “Report: Giants unlikely to tag Landon Collins

  1. They’re really doing a number on the safety position for some unknown reason
    It’s well known among owners how they value & set standards for position groups
    But
    To outsiders we can only speculate

    A RB, for instance, should be more valuable due to the wear & tear they sustain over the shortest position group career
    Yet
    They’re more apt to get first downs than any other position group on average

    WR’s get more because they’re more sexy sort of speak & get more chunk plays on average, than any other position group

    Now linemen are vetting huge salaries
    But
    LB’s are seemingly left hanging when they shire up the linemen & safeties sbhtdown big plays & allow another second or two for pressures, sacks, & tfl etc

  2. GETTLEMAN is horrible. And I couldn’t wait to get rid of Jerry Reese. He lets Collins walk over $11million but re-signs Alex Tanney, yea the D 3 QB from Monmouth College in Illinois, who I’m sure everyone was scrambling to sign. And oh yea he made an average LT the highest paid tackle in the game. He makes no sense and thinks he’s a comic in his pressers, with all his Yiddish inside jokes. HORRIBLE signing by Marra.

  3. He is one of the good guys. I’d hate to see him walk, but there are 31 teams that should be chomping at the bit to get a leader like him…..

  4. Looks like a Gruden Grinder type – I suspect the Raiders will take a look, got nobody playing next to Karl Joseph.

  5. r8rsfan says:
    March 4, 2019 at 6:38 pm
    Looks like a Gruden Grinder type – I suspect the Raiders will take a look, got nobody playing next to Karl Joseph

    ———————-

    No one playing beside Karl Joseph will ever make Karl Joseph a good player.

  6. .
    they are destroying the defense…
    he likes to mention giants scored the most points in their division but neglects to mention they allowed the most points in the division…

  7. Good.

    Collins is incompetent in pass coverage.

    Dude couldn’t cover my grandmother.

    Passing League.

  8. I’ve been a Giants fan since 1969. 50 years and 4 Super Bowls. I’m fine with that.

    But Reese and Ross got lazy after two super bowls, where one Oline was good and over achieved and the next was okay and way over achieved. So they developed this attitude of who needs to invest in an Oline? And when they did draft some, well…

    Then there was the back of the draft and they NEVER hit on anyone. Like wasted picks in round 2 was a running joke (except Collins) and rounds 5,6 and 7, might as well have not existed.

    Enter Gettleman. THINGS GOT WORSE !!!

    I cannot, will not ever ever ever root for the Jets. I don’t care if BB comes to NY with Brady and wins the next 10 SB’s. Giants for life. 10 0-16 seasons in a row won’t change that (unless I exit mankind).

    I just don’t understand the Pat Shumar hiring. I don’t understand the Gettleman hiring and I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND getting rid of Collins.

    Yes, he’s not an elite cover guy, that’s obvious. Competent might be a reach for some. But I watched every snap (like some have mentioned) and you can’t see what happened to the Giant’s D when Collins was gone?

    Really? GO WATCH THE TAPE

    The Giant’s D went from okay to bad. Coincidence? Sure…

  9. Seems like a guy you’d want to build around, not sure what Gettleman is doing.

  10. I Like a lot of the things that Landon Collins brings to the table.

    It is important to note a few things though:
    1. He cannot cover TEs or RBs, he is a liability in Pass coverage. He is STRICTLY a one-dimensional in the box safety.

    2. He has been in the League for Four seasons. The last two seasons he has finished the year on IR. He is already accumulating SIGNIFICANT wear and tear on his body, and the older he gets, the worse it will get.

    3. If he is allowed to walk in FA, they would potentially get a 3rd Round Compensatory pick next year. Compensatory picks can now be traded. If we need to trade up next year in the draft to get Tua, Fromm or Herbert, an extra 3rd round pick would really be a good thing to have.

  11. A RB, for instance, should be more valuable due to the wear & tear they sustain over the shortest position group career
    Yet
    They’re more apt to get first downs than any other position group on average

    WR’s get more because they’re more sexy sort of speak & get more chunk plays on average, than any other position group
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    A RB gets less because they are less important and can easily be replaced. Of the 8 teams that made the division round of the playoffs, only 2 teams (Dallas & Rams) had a 1000 yard RB. Also, after their 4 or 5 year rookie contract is up they are usually on the decline.

    A WR gets more because it is a passing league and they are more important to winning. It is also REALLY hard to find a quality WR. Amari Cooper was 21st in receiving yards yet Dallas still gave up a first round draft pick for him. 21st in rushing yards was Matt Breida, an undrafted player. BTW, 7 of the 8 teams in the division round of the playoffs had a 1000 yard receiver and only 14 teams had a 1000 yard WR. Also, Receivers have much longer careers than RB’s and qualify for big contracts after their rookie deals are done.

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