Giants have no active discussions on new contract with Landon Collins
The New York Giants have released a statement about the status of safety Landon Collins and his contract.
I'm told the #Giants and S Landon Collins are not currently in active negotiations on a contract extension, per sources.
Collins, leads all DBs in tackles since entering the NFL in 2015 (428) and is 1 out of 4 safeties to make 3 Pro Bowls in the last 4 seasons.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 19, 2019
According to ESPN, Collins and the Giants are not in active negotiations on a contract extension. It’s not clear why this is so, and there’s no hint as to which way things may go with his contract, either.
Collins has previously said that he would like to “prove himself” to the team that made him famous.
“It’s going to be a big one for Collins as his rookie deal is up and the prospect of unrestricted free agency looms on the horizon. On Monday, Collins said his “dream” is to sign a long-term deal with the Giants so he’s not really looking forward to a chance to test the open market. Talks about such a deal haven’t kicked off yet and the franchise tag is also a possibility for the 2016 All-Pro. Collins said in November that he hopes to avoid going down that path, but indicated that he accept it if that’s how things play out over the next few months.”
Should Landon Collins get hit with the franchise tag, however, would cost the Giants in the neighborhood of $11.2 million for the 2019 season.
A decision from the team about using the franchise tag probably won’t come at the first minute they are allowed to use it and progress in talks about a multiyear deal might keep the tag off the table until closer to the deadline.