When the New York Giants chose to let safety Landon Collins walk, they knew there was a risk he could find himself back in the NFC East. And he did.

According to multiple reports, Collins will sign a six-year deal with the Washington Redskins worth $84 million, which will make him the highest-paid safety in football on average.

Many expected the Giants to either reach a long-term deal or be given the one-year, $11.15 million franchise tag. Neither materialized, and Collins — a three-time Pro Bowler in his four seasons with the Giants — was slated to become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL new year began on March 13 at 4:00 p.m..

Collins was said to be against signing the franchise tender and was rumored to be considering holding out. That would not have mattered mush since he is rehabbing from surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder and will likely not be ready to practice in full until training camp in July.

The former second-round selection out of Alabama led the Giants in tackles in each of his four years in Blue and missed only five games one this tenure in East Rutherford.

Prior to being selected by the Giants in the the 2015 NFL Draft, he had expressed a desire to play for the Redskins and wears No. 21 in honor of Sean Taylor.