For yet another year, New York Giants safety Landon Collins was voted as one of the NFL’s top 100 players heading into the 2018 season.
It’s undeniable that New York Giants safety Landon Collins is one of the best players in the NFL. His peers agree with that statement, voting him on to NFL Network’s Top 100 players list for the second year in a row.
"He's one of those guys on the field that demands respect."#NFLTop100
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— New York Giants (@Giants) May 1, 2018
Collins came in at number 92, a huge drop from the number 28 ranking he carried into last season. It’s something that didn’t go unnoticed by the Pro Bowl safety, who took to Twitter to express his gratitude—and displeasure.
Glad I made it but very disrespectful with the number…#SavageSeasonuponus https://t.co/2G9PeeOLfa
— LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21) May 1, 2018
The drop in his ranking probably has more to do with the Giants being 3-13 last season as opposed to Collins’ play. There simply isn’t a case to be made that Collins deserves that number 92 ranking. He should be higher—much higher.
For the third year in a row, Collins led the Giants in tackles with 104. He also had two interceptions and one forced fumble. Collins did all of this while battling nagging injuries for most of the season before a fractured forearm, which he recently underwent a second surgery on, ended his 2017 campaign prematurely.
He should be fully healed by the time the Giants report to training camp in July where he hopes to return to his Pro Bowl form and continue to be one of the vocal leaders, both on and off the field.
Collins is entering the final year of his contract but rest assured, one of general manager Dave Gettleman’s priorities following the season will be to give his best defensive player a new contract.