New York Giants safety Landon Collins is open to signing a franchise tag this offseason and proving himself in 2019.
Seems like the New York Giants may get their Pro Bowl safety back for at least one more season.
Landon Collins‘ four-year rookie deal with the Giants is now officially up, and the All-Pro may be looking for a long-term deal. However, that may not come about for another year.
Collins could be slapped with the franchise tag this offseason, which would keep him on the Giants through the 2019 season. The franchise tag would be worth $11 million.
When asked about the situation, Collins seemed happy to be able to be a Giant for at least one more season.
“Would I play on it?” Collins said Monday, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.
“I’ve got no choice. But it’s not a big concern of mine. I know what I’m capable of. Hopefully, we work something out before that. If not, the franchise it is. I’ve just got to continue proving myself.”
Collins made his third Pro Bowl in the last three years even after only playing 12 games this season. After Week 13, his season was cut short due to a season-ending shoulder injury.
If the franchise tag were to be applied, Collins could play out 2019 and structure a long-term deal with Big Blue in next year’s offseason. He also could walk and sign with another organization. However, Collins seems like he wants to stay in New York for a long time.
“My hope is to be here, honestly,” Collins said. “I was drafted here. I want to finish my career here. It’s a hope and dream of mine. Hopefully we can make it a reality.”
The franchise tag period will be held from Feb. 19 until March 5. The Giants will have to that end date to make their decision.