Giants S Landon Collins said Monday that he’s hoping they can get a long-term agreement in place this offseason and avoid him playing under the franchise tag
“Would I play on it? I’ve got no choice,” Collins said when asked about playing under the franchise tag, via NJ.com. “But it’s not a big concern of mine. I know what I’m capable of. Hopefully we work something out before that. If not, franchise it is. I’ve just got to continue proving myself.”
Collins actually came up as a potential trade candidate before the deadline, and given that he’s in the final year of his rookie deal, it’s possible he could be playing elsewhere in 2019.
The Giants have their franchise tag available if they’re unable to come to an agreement on a long-term extension with Collins.
Collins, 24, is a former second-round pick of the Giants back in 2015. He is in the final year of his four-year, $6.12 million rookie contract that included $4.459 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $1,269,621 for the 2018 season.
In 2018, Collins appeared in 12 games for the Giants and recorded 96 tackles, a forced fumble and four pass defenses.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.