Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman cast doubt about tagging safety Landon Collins last week. If the Giants let Collins hit free agency, he is expected to find a “significant market,” according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.
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, 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.