|The Redskins have made their second biggest deal of the off-season after trading for Broncos Quarterback Case Keenum, the Skins have signed Giants Safety to a 6-year $84 million deal with $45 million guaranteed. |
The former Giants Safety will command an average annual value of $14 million a year but the Redskins might have backloaded the deal because of the limited cap space they have to work with.
The team can and probably will release some veterans to clear more space, but even making three or four moves will only get Washington to maybe $30 million in cap space. The team now had $13.6 million heading into free agency.
On Feb. 20, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that Collins cleaned out his locker at the team facility and said goodbyes to his teammates and coaches. The news came out of nowhere, as the expectation was clear the Giants would re-sign their star safety. When the Giants decided not to trade Collins prior to the trade deadline during the 2018 regular season, the expectation was that the 25-year-old would be a franchise cornerstone. The 2018 defensive captain was previously viewed as a building block for the franchise moving forward.
In a recent report, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed that Collins is sure to receive a lot of attention on the open market, and also mentioned the Redskins by name.
“Landon Collins’ name got really, really hot after the Giants did not put the franchise tag on him,” said Rapoport. “Going to have a lot of interesting teams as well, including the Washington Redskins if they do not re-sign Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.”
Collins is a three-time pro bowler with an all-pro appearance.