Giants Never Made Offer To Landon Collins

The Giants had 14-plus months of exclusive negotiating rights with Landon Collins. Although his contract came up in reports in that span, no serious negotiations were reported to have commenced.

Collins took that a step further, indicating (via NJ.com’s Ryan Dunleavy) the Giants did not make him an offer.

I wanted to be one of those guys to finish his career on one team,” Collins said. “They didn’t give me the opportunity to do that. It’s a business. I can’t do anything about that. … They never made an offer. I knew when they were about to trade me how it was going to go. Very, very eye-opening.”

Trade offers, one from the Buccaneers including a third-rounder, came in for Collins before the 2018 deadline. But the Giants stood pat. They then opted not to use their franchise tag, which would have meant an $11.15MM 2019 price, letting Collins hit free agency. His Redskins deal reset the safety market in a major way. Collins signed for $14MM per year; he and Tyrann Mathieu are now the league’s highest-paid safeties.

The Giants prioritized an Odell Beckham Jr. extension in 2018, doing so as Collins entered his contract year. Neither are part of the 2019 Giants. New York replaced Collins with Jabrill Peppers, acquired in that Beckham trade with the Browns.

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5 comments on “Giants Never Made Offer To Landon Collins

  1. mumsy01

    Smart move by Giants. Liability in coverage and whiffed on many tackles. Collins was a leader and played his heart out but his best years are behind not ahead.

  2. rxbrgr

    Why not trade him though last year? Satisfied with getting a comp pick this year?

    • phenomenalajs

      Right and they would’ve had more control over what team he went to. He more likely than not would’ve signed an extension. I’m sure the Giants would’ve preferred him going to the Bucs over a division rival.

  3. Dkaner

    The Giants are giving the entire NFL a lesson on how NOT to run an organization, how to get the least amount of value for good players & then draft a QB that no one wanted in the top 20. I am an Lions die hard and I thought we had the worst organization in all of football but the Giants are making a nice run at our league leading mediocrity. You guys could never take the mantle away from us because we never won a Super Bowl so they are going 4 the TOP 5 of the past 5 years of incompetence!

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