Not surprisingly, one of the biggest names on this year’s free agent market took little time to find a home. Former Giants’ Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins is heading to Washington on a 6-year, $84 million deal as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported.
Sources: Former #Giants star S Landon Collins is signing a 6-year deal for a whopping $84M with the rival #Redskins. Hard to imagine a box safety with this kind of deal after last year’s slow safety market. This moves the market dramatically.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
The deal carries with it an astounding $45 million in guarantees over the first three years.
Landon Collins’ 6 year $84M deal w/ the #Redskins makes him the highest avg. paid safety in football. He grabs $45M guaranteed over the next three seasons in Washington. https://t.co/lKEeAxmJA8— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 11, 2019
Collins was a pipe dream for a team like the Raiders who are looking to bring in a safety. They went all out in a trade for Antonio Brown last week and came after former Patriots left tackle Trent Brown, handing him a record deal right out the gates.
Though Collins was the prize of the safety market, overall it’s a loaded free agent class at the position which includes the likes of Tyrann Mathieu and Earl Thomas also figuring to have many suitors.
Among the safeties out there I like for the Raiders are Adrian Amos, Clayton Geathers, and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.