According to SNY, multiple teams inquired about the Giants’ strong safety Landon Collins prior to the trade deadline. The Giants were looking for a second-round pick and possibly some additional late-round picks for their former second-round selections. However, according to the source, it is believed that no one offered more than a third-round pick.
The Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs are primarily named in the courtship of Collins, but of course, no deal was made. Tampa has been trying to beef up the strong safety position for quite some time now, and Collins could definitely be considered an immediate upgrade.
Collins does not want to leave New York, so he will seek a long-term contract with the Giants. If Collins does not receive a long-term deal from the Giants, he will become an unrestricted free agent next year. I’m sure Tampa will be one of the first teams on the phone.
Thus far in Collins’ four seasons with the Giants, he has started in every game he’s been available, totaling 55, recording 8 interceptions and 1 for a touchdown, 32 pass defends, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumbles recovered, 4 sacks, and 394 tackles.