Conflicting stories depart confusion about security Landon Collins future with the New York Giants.
In line with Josina Anderson, Landon Collins time within the Huge Apple has come to an finish. The ESPN reporter tweeted that Collins “cleaned out his locker as we speak on the group facility and mentioned his goodbyes to teammates, coaches, and trainers.” Some Giants followers had been hoping that a deal could possibly be negotiated with the star security, however Anderson’s tweet suggests that won’t occur.
Not lengthy after Anderson’s tweet, nevertheless, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY tweeted that Collins’ locker “stays filled with stuff, as of this hour, and he has not been knowledgeable of any resolution on whether or not the group plans to make use of the “franchise tag” on him.” A franchise tag would imply that Collins would obtain a one-year, absolutely assured contract.
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There are two sorts of franchise tags: unique and nonexclusive. In a nonexclusive tag, Collins would obtain a wage equal of both the typical of the highest 5 gamers at his place or 120% of his earlier wage. He’s free to barter with different groups, however they need to exceed the Giants provide. The Giants are free to satisfy that supply, and if they don’t, they’ll obtain two first-round picks as compensation.
An unique franchise tag could be calculated based mostly on the highest 5 gamers at his place and what they’re being paid for the 2019 season, fairly than 2018.
So, with these two conflicting stories, its not clear what’s within the playing cards for Collins. If he hits the open market, he’s anticipated to court docket a hefty deal.
The 25-year-old was drafted by the Giants within the second spherical in 2015. He had a breakout 12 months in 2016, the place he had 4 sacks, one fumble restoration, 5 interceptions, and a defensive landing. His 2018 season was minimize quick with a shoulder harm in Week 13, however he’s nonetheless thought-about the most effective safeties out there in a 12 months with many free agent safeties.