The New York Giants have reportedly refused trade offers involving their dominant fourth-year safety Landon Collins.
According to a report from Dan Schneier of CBS Sports, the Giants are refusing to trade Collins. Although it’s clear the Giants are rebuilding the organization, it seems they are high on Collins being part of their future.
This week the Giants have made numerous moves on the defensive side of the ball. On Tuesday, former first-round pick cornerback Eli Apple was traded to the New Orleans Saints. In return, the Giants received a 2019 fourth-round selection as well as a 2020 seventh-round selection from the Saints.
Then again, on Wednesday morning, Damon “Snacks” Harrison was suddenly traded to the Detroit Lions. The Giants thus received a 2019 fifth-round pick in the trade, which definitely raised some eyebrows.
Pondering upon who could be the next Big Blue player to be traded, NFL Insider Matt Miller has some insight on why Collins’s name comes up in conversation.
“Another name I’ve heard teams have called on is Landon Collins,” Miller said on Bleacher Report’s ‘Stick to Football’ podcast. “Teams are at least poking around to the Giants, like hey, are you moving this guy? It sounds like they are not interested in trading him, so we’re not going to see him moved.”
One team that’s been rumored to call the Giants about Collins is the Kansas City Chiefs, due to their weak secondary and injury to safety Eric Berry. However, it seems the G-Men want Collins to be part of their future. He’s still a young player, only in his fourth year, and has proven to be one of the most dominant safeties in the NFL.
It’d obviously be great to see Collins stay in New York. However, next year he’ll be an unrestricted free agent, and will most likely be asking for a big pay-day from the Giants. Time will only tell how that will eventually play out.