The Philadelphia Eagles missed out on arguably one of the best defensive backs, Landon Collins, in the 2015 draft. Will they get a second chance at the fifth-year, strong safety?
After playing four seasons with the New York Giants, could three-time Pro-Bowler, Landon Collins‘ tenure with New York be coming to an end? Is this something the Philadelphia Eagles should seriously look into?
His contract is up, and he could be primed for free agency, but the Giants have the upper hand. They can either offer Collins a contract extension, slap the franchise tag on him, or just allow him to enter the 2019 offseason as a free agent.
After requesting a long-term contract with New York, and seemingly being denied, Collins has expressed his displeasure with the organization. While he could become a free agent, talks of New York franchise tagging him have been heating up.
The conflict seemed to intensify on Wednesday afternoon. A report came out stating that Collins cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to his teammates and training staff. News on the incident surfaced the internet moments after it went down.
Shortly after the claim had been released, a beat reporter for the Giants refuted the rumors.
Here’s the report:
Here’s the reply:
Hard to pinpoint what exactly Collins meant by this tweet. Is he expecting not to return? Is he just stirring up drama? Who knows?
There has seemed to be a lot of drama with contracts this offseason. That could be the best time for teams to start taking a closer look at these players. With the possibility of free agency for Collins, and the Eagles in need of some defensive backs, should they be interested in Collins? It can’t hurt.
If Collins does become a free agent, and Philly has a shot at him, the 2019 season could be tremendous for the Birds. Can’t go wrong with a top defensive player who has been selected to the Pro Bowl, three out of his four years in the league.