Tuesday is the day the New York Giants must use the Landon Collins with either the franchise or transition tag to ensure that the talented security will not reach the free agent market in a week.
Surprisingly, it seems that giants are ready to go past the deadline and seize their chances with the 25-year-old three-time pro-bowler.
̵1; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2019
I was also told that the "consensus" in the league states that the Giants will not identify Collins A step that estimated an estimated 11.2 million Would cost US dollars against the salary cap.
GM Dave Gettleman talked extensively about Collins and the day during the NFL Scouting Combine 2019.
and points out that the Giants actually have to spend much less than the over the cap designated 27 million dollars.
"You have to go to the season with $ 8-10 million. If you do not go into season with 8-10, if someone gets hurt, play a beginner. You can not go out and get a …, "said Gettleman.
" So the conversation is different, right? "Well, it's man, they only got $ 17 million, nothing can be done in a vacuum, it can not, you have to look at the whole picture, the whole package, we're not done yet."
Gettleman also spoke about the idea of distractions, which is now appropriate, since we know that Collins has the option of not reporting when he is tagged.
"Let's talk to eliminate distractions," Gettleman said. "You know a guy, he's crazy and that's all you're going to write about. So I have to say to myself, "Is it worth it?"
"I do not understand where the day has become so terrible for a player to qualify, but that's me."
What it is By comparison, Spotrac calculates the value of Collins on the open market at five years, $ 46.8 million, or about $ 9.3 million a year.
This is a difficult step to understand if this is indeed the case. It's not a good deal for the Giants on the field, a team that needs help at all levels of leaky defense in 2018 to risk the loss of a 25-year-old who may be his best defense player.  Still, business is a business and that seems like where the giants and Collins are.