New York Giants safety Landon Collins will undergo potential season-ending shoulder surgery, to an injury sustained against the Chicago Bears.
Now, we have even more bad news pertaining to the All-Pro defensive back.
According to Matt Lombardo of NJ.com, Collins will undergo shoulder surgery and potentially miss the rest of the season.
The safety leads the Giants in 2018 with 96 total tackles, as it will be a huge blow for the Big Blue defense.
“A shoulder injury calls for tackling,” Collins said after the Giants 30-27 win last Sunday. “So it’s more of tackling and getting guys down, trying to push through and run. Last year I had an ankle injury, so it’s more of not twisting it or planting the wrong way. It has its ups and downs. It depends on how you feel during the game or after.”
What people may overlook is the fact that the win on Sunday could’ve been Collins’s last game as a Giant. His four-year rookie contract is up after this season, and he’s slated to be a free agent in the upcoming offseason.
Yes, he’s loved by fans and those within the Giants organization, and I’m sure he feels the same way about them. However, can the Giants afford Collins?
In his four seasons, he’s made the Pro Bowl twice and has made First-team All-Pro honors in 2016. Therefore, he knows he has the skills and resume that’s deserving of a big pay-day. And who knows, maybe he’ll want to be the NFL’s highest-paid strong safety.
The Giants just spent a huge amount of their cap space on receiver Odell Beckham Jr. right before the start of the 2018 regular season. Ninety-five million dollars, to be exact, over the next five years. That potentially could play a role in if Big Blue has the amount of money to meet Collins’s needs.
We’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully, Landon Collins will be in a New York Giants uniform in the near and far future.