Landon Collins agrees to terms with Washington

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Landon Collins will stay in the NFC East.

Collins told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will be heading to Washington. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Collins will sign a six-year, $84 million deal.

The 25-year-old Collins was drafted by the Giants with the 33rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Many observers expected Collins, a three-time Pro Bowler, to get the franchise tag, but the Giants decided to let him walk.

Collins will likely net the Giants a third-round compensatory pick in 2020, but seeing him go to a division rival, they may wish they had franchised him. Collins will get two opportunities a year to make the Giants regret letting him walk.

51 responses to “Landon Collins agrees to terms with Washington

  1. This is why teams like the Redskins never win….overspend in free agency…overspend on a box safety.
    Remember the main reason the Patriots can win every year in a salary cap league is because the other 31 teams
    continually help them year after year. It’s just amazing how these teams mismanage their salary cap.

  2. Snyder overpaying again! Did anyone ripping the Giants for not franchising him actually watch this guy play the last 2 years? He’s great at making tackles after 5 yard runs and 15 yard receptions, but he can’t cover anyone. Fantasy owner alert: start Evan Engram vs. Skins!

  3. also gets 2 chances to get toasted by engram. im sure all the nfc east TEs are happy to see him stay in the division. guy couldnt cover a bed if he was a blanket

  4. He isn’t even worth that money! Bad signing and makes these teams look bad and stupid.

  5. Wow what a contract. Good for collins. Makes a lot more sense as to why Gettleman had to walk away from a good player if Collins knew he was able to get this type of contract on the open market

  6. 84 mil for a guy that got burned by 4th string WR? Wow Skins. Guy is great against the run but horrible vs the pass.

  7. That is a boat load of money for a Safety, time will tell if he is worth it, and while I do like him, I think its safe to say Washington’s track record when signing FAs does allow fans to be skeptical.

  8. There’s no way the Giants were paying that kind of money. It’s a lot for a run stopping safety with coverage issues.

  9. People will say the skins overpaid, and they did, but this move accomplished 3 things for Washington: 1. Filled a position of need with a young Pro Bowl player. 2. Removed said player from a division rivals roster. 3. Pushed Earl Thomas’ price tag beyond what the Cowboys will want to pay for him. I hate the skins, but this was a good move on their part.

  10. Over the last 25 years, since Snyder took over the team, the Redskins have been one of the very worst organizations in the NFL. Today’s Collins signing is another testimony to their gross ineptitude. It is largely a panic, desperation signing to shore up a hole created by the Redskins’ making in their ill-advised decision to cut Pro Bowler D.J. Swearinger. But the far bigger problem is this: per usual the Redskins way, way overpaid for a player they coveted. A $45 million guaranteed contract for any safety, particularly for one with limited coverage skills like Collins, is an obscenity. It is a waste of time following this pathetic franchise as they will never succeed under Snyder/Allen. And if you doubt that proposition, just check out the Redskins’ record for the last 25 years under Snyder and the last decade under Allen.

  11. Hard to evaluate without knowing the contract’s guarantees and structure but, dang, that looks like a lot of money for a safety. Especially in a safety market that’s flooded with talent right now. And especially for a safety with a run-first reputation.

    Skins have been more modest and prudent in FA in recent years so I’d like to give them the mild benefit of the doubt. But it sure looks like it’s going to be a type of cap hit that no safety could realistically outperform.

  12. Wow the Redskins way over paid for Collins. In a passing league he’s a bigger in the box safety. Maybe u give up that money if he’s a roaming safety who gets a lot of picks but not a run stopping safety. Good move by the Giants just letting him walk under that kind of money and not keeping an unhappy player on the tag. Safety market is super deep u can get good talent on a way better deal if u have patient and wait but they were impatient and wanting to make a splash on free agency but Washington has always done this year after year decade after decade they r big spenders in free agency and never they on field results w guys they over pay

  13. You all who keep saying he can’t cover, remember now he is returning to Alabama 3-4 which has a distinct FS and SS.

  14. 14 Million guaranteed? Front office hasn’t learned their lesson after Alex Smith. If Collins gets hurt too, all of our money is just gonna be tied up paying 2 very expensive male cheerleaders.

  15. I could see losing an elite QB to a division rival being a big deal, but good players at other positions doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. If you build a good enough team, why would you really care who is on your division rivals?

  16. 14 mil for a box safety. Synder strikes again. Tilts the whole free agent market for safeties. ET sending his thanks to ole’ Dan.

  17. 45 mill guaranteed and paid out in the first 3 years. The skins are insane. You have to wonder how much of these large guaranteed amounts is on the Vikings after fully guaranteeing Cousin’s contract.

  18. Like every safety in the history of football, Landon Collins is not Sean Taylor. A great acquisition, though – Roll Tide North!

  19. So funny to read all these comments by ignorant people that don’t follow anything but their own team. The Redskins haven’t spent in free agency consistently in many years. Bruce Allen has become the master of getting great deals on average to below average players. And that’s certainly not good either. Why don’t you run back the list of free agents over the last seven or eight years for the Redskins. Josh Norman and DeSean Jackson falling into their lap after being cut are the only two before Collins I can remember. The Redskins are a disaster, but at least state the facts. You guys are living in the 2000’s and 90’s with this free agency narrative.

  20. jurgyisgod says:
    March 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm
    Lockdownthebank says Sean Taylor 2.0? Try Adam Archuleta 2.0.

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    My thoughts exactly. Collins is an extremely flawed safety like Archuletta. 14 million a year is a joke when good safeties are signing for 7 or under.

  21. “now he is returning to Alabama 3-4 which has a distinct FS and SS.”

    And Collins played in Bettcher’s 3-4 defense last year . . . and it wasn’t pretty either. Another reason he was shown the door.

  22. This is why teams like the Redskins never win….overspend in free agency…overspend on a box safety.
    Remember the main reason the Patriots can win every year in a salary cap league is because the other 31 teams
    continually help them year after year. It’s just amazing how these
    teams mismanage their salary cap

    Typical Patriots fan making everything about them. They have no clue Living in a Dream World of the joke most joke of a division in the history of football for 20 years. Put them in the NFC East they won’t win one Super Bowl

  23. So all the G-men need next year is 2 pass rushers,1 cornerback, 1 safety, and a right OT? No problem. If we take a QB at 6 it’s a redux of the cry of the now very old Dem Bums fans – “Wait ’til Next Year”.

  24. thevauntedchris says:
    March 11, 2019 at 4:32 pm
    So funny to read all these comments by ignorant people that don’t follow anything but their own team. The Redskins haven’t spent in free agency consistently in many years. Bruce Allen has become the master of getting great deals on average to below average players. And that’s certainly not good either. Why don’t you run back the list of free agents over the last seven or eight years for the Redskins. Josh Norman and DeSean Jackson falling into their lap after being cut are the only two before Collins I can remember. The Redskins are a disaster, but at least state the facts. You guys are living in the 2000’s and 90’s with this free agency narrative.
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    As an organization they are (and have been) a dumpster fire. Top to bottom. Inside and out. THAT is what the majority of people have been saying. And they’re correct.

  25. 20 Years ago, Landon Collins would have been an All-Pro Safety. He is excellent in the Box as a Run Stuffer and Enforcer. When he hits guys like Ezekial Elliott, they go down.

    He flat-out CANNOT cover though. Can’t do it, he is one-dimensional. His body is breaking down too.

  26. This bum will get beat weekly by every TE skins face. What a joke. Sorry Danny boy, you can’t hide behind that skirt in the front office. Oh but wait Pro Bowls bwhahahahaha

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