Some big news dropped today from the New York Giants organization, or lack-there-of I should say. Pro Bowl and all around fucking stud Safety Landon Collins won’t be Franchised tagged for $11 million dollars but the Giants will continue to pay Eli Manning #23 million this year, and Alec Olgetree $10 million this year. Love the moves New York.
For those who don’t know who Landon Collins is, he is one of the best safeties in the league and he is only 25 years old. If you care about Pro Bowls, he’s been to three, and has been named an All-Pro once in his short career. You can check out his stats, and a quick highlight of him below if you are un-familiar with him.
Landon Collins has been a nightmare for opposing offenses to gameplan around.
A new team will receive his services this month – the question now is which team will that be. pic.twitter.com/jdvIU4pAT0
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 5, 2019
His All-Pro year was obviously 2016 by looking at those stats, this was also the year the Giants came into Lambeau with one of the best defenses in the NFL and got smoked in the second half by Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb.
If you check Packers twitter, you will see people are buzzing about Collins in the green and gold, but why? Well first of all, the Packers worst unit is the Safety position. Although Tramon Williams played well enough after he was thrown back there, the Packers don’t have any good players at safety. Collins is not only a good player, but he is a great player. Behind a pass rusher and interior offensive line, safety is next biggest need for the Packers and there are no really great Safety prospects in this years draft the Packers could take at 12 or 30. Taking a safety at either of those positions would be a reach, and there are much better prospects in this draft at pass rusher, interior linemen, and tight end.
Collins will be one of the most sought after free agents, but the Packers have enough cap room ($34,438,760) to offer up a nice little contract to Collins that could compete with the 12 other teams ahead of them in cap room.
Also there is this tweet to check out. Now Collins is probably just spewing some BS here hinting he might like to play in Green Bay, but it’s nice to see Ha Ha Clinton-Dix give Green Bay and nice shout out.
— Mitchell Pantzke 🥞 (@_Pantzke) March 2, 2019
Now there are a TON of good Safety free agents out there besides Landon Collins including Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu, Lamarcus Joyner, Adrian Amos, and Kenny Vaccaro. So why did I write this blog and make a big deal out of Collins? Answer: he’s simply the best damn player in that list. He’s also younger than Earl Thomas, and nobody else on that list has played to the level of Collins.
Landon, come to Green Bay and win a Super Bowl.