The Kansas City Chiefs could be in the industry for quickly-to-be free agent security Landon Collins, in accordance to a new report from NJ.com New York Giants defeat reporter Matt Lombardo. The Giants told Collins he would not be receiving the franchise tag on Tuesday.
There will be a strong industry for Landon Collins, now that #Giants choose not to tag or sign him to a new deal. My sense from speaking with league resources previous 7 days is #Chiefs will make him a precedence. In this article are some potential landing spots: https://t.co/q2qwd8p8uw
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) March 5, 2019
Lombardo lists the Chiefs amongst 5 teams that could be in the combine for Collins.
LOMBARDO: The Chiefs will have to have to get resourceful if they hope to land Collins. Nonetheless, sense close to the league all through the NFL Incorporate is that Collins would be amongst Kansas City’s prime targets if he achieved free agency. Immediately after reportedly releasing Justin Houston, the Chiefs would produce $14 million in addition cap area this offseason. Common manager Brett Veach could fundamentally swap Houston for Collins and pair him alongside Eric Berry. Familiarity with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo could also assistance direct Collins to Kansas City. It is no key that the Chiefs purpose to bolster their protection this offseason, and Collins would press them closer to achieving the Super Bowl.
No matter whether the final final result is outright release or trade, it seems that linebacker Justin Houston has performed his remaining video game with the Chiefs. As Lombardo states, the Chiefs could use that income to deliver Collins aboard.
Collins performed security beneath now-present Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo from 2015, his rookie time, to 2017, when Spagnuolo was permit go by New York.
Our possess Matt Lane covered how Spagnuolo used Collins in his preliminary piece on what the 4-3 beneath/hybrid protection transform means for the Chiefs secondary.
LANE: The most crucial situation in Spagnuolo’s protection is the strong security, or at minimum in his most prior stint with the New York Giants. Landon Collins was used as a man defender against tight finishes, jogging backs and often huge receivers. He frequently was cutting, trapping or in a robber position when taking part in in zone and was a repeated blitzer off the edge or up the center.
Later in the piece Lane also describes how Collins had his very best seasons beneath Spagnuolo.
In addition to the explanations earlier mentioned, it is well worth noting the Chiefs expressed fascination in Collins at previous year’s trade deadline, in accordance to Yahoo! Sports’ Terez Paylor.
PAYLOR: The Chiefs expressed fascination in Collins, but the Giants weren’t intrigued in investing him, Yahoo Sports activities has acquired. Same goes for (Patrick) Peterson, who the Cardinals also weren’t open to investing.
Prior to ultimately signing linebacker Anthony Hitchens and huge receiver Sammy Watkins all through previous offseason’s free agency, Chiefs common manager Brett Veach picked up the cell phone and termed the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams, respectively, in 2017. Offers could not be worked out at the time, but he ultimately acquired the gamers.
At quite a few details all through this time of yr, you will listen to people today reference “smoke.” That is small for, “If there is smoke, there is fireplace.”
When it arrives to Collins, there is far too a great deal smoke—the Houston rumors, the Spagnuolo link, the Veach record, oh, and a opportunity to enjoy with the MVP—for there not to be fireplace.
As lengthy as the Chiefs can determine out the cap area, Collins will be a Main next time. At minimum, that is where by I’d wager my income.