Former New York Giants safety Landon Collins doesn’t feel like he bleeds blue anymore after signing with the Washington Redskins.
It was already depressing enough to see the New York Giants let Landon Collins walk back in March. It was even more depressing to see him test free agency and eventually sign with a division rival—the Washington Redskins. And now, his quote this weekend takes the cake.
At his annual charity softball event this past weekend, Collins spoke about not being in blue anymore. Collins feels at home in D.C. despite only being there for a short time.
“Honestly, I feel more of a Redskin now after going through OTAs, being there for a while, hanging out with them and having a great time,” Collins said, per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “I feel like I’m at home.
“So yeah, I don’t feel like I bleed blue anymore.”
Collins also touched upon how Giants co-owner John Mara reached out to him after he signed a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington. At the end of the day, it’s all business, nothing personal.
“The first thing [Mara] said was ‘I wish things had worked out. I wish you the best,'” Collins noted. “He’s happy for me and he congratulated me. It was all love.”
Collins will be lining up alongside a Pro Bowl cornerback in Josh Norman for this Redskins secondary. It’ll definitely be difficult secondary for Eli Manning, and eventually, Daniel Jones to face.
The former Giant will also be able to see two young quarterbacks battle for years to come. Much like Jones, Redskins rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins was a first-round selection and should be motivated to beat the team that passed on him.