When the New York Giants opted not to place the franchise tag on safety Landon Collins, general manager Dave Gettleman immediately came under fire.

Already thin in the secondary, letting a three-time Pro Bowler walk seemed like a foolish idea. But if fans of the Giants were angry before, they may become completely enraged once free agency gets underway.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that both the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are likely to be in the race for Collins’ services, joining the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs.

“His name got really, really hot after the Giants did not put the franchise tag on him,” Rapoport said. “He’s going to have a lot of interested teams as well, including the Washington Redskins. Of course, the Colts are going to be one. The Cowboys could be potentially interested. The Chiefs … could be interested in the safety market as well.”

For the Cowboys, Collins may be viewed as a secondary option. They are long thought to favor Earl Thomas, who had previously expressed an interested in calling Dallas home, while the Redskins still have to determine what (if anything) to do about Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Collins is considered among the best safeties available, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s likely to generate significant interest. Still, it would be a tough pill to swallow to see him wearing a Cowboys or Redskins uniform in 2019 and beyond.