The price is for six decades, $84 million, including $45 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple reports.
Collins’ new teammate, cornerback Josh Norman, poked fun at Giants general director Dave Gettleman after news broke about Collins’ deal. Norman signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins in 2016 when Gettleman, then a Carolina Panthers GM, made a decision to take out the franchise tag .
In’Gettleman’ WE Trust (All-DBs) securing the 💰🤑💰
— Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) March 1 1, 2019
Collins, that turned 25 in January, was a playmaker for the New York Giants‘ defense in 2018, resulting in the team with 96 tackles — initially in his career he did not shirt 100 — despite missing the last four games of this season with a torn labrum. The Pro Bowl starter had five tackles for a loss, two quarterback hits, four passes defended and a forced fumble.
He underwent operation late this past year and will be expected to be rid for football drills this offseason.
The Giants’ defense stumbled late in the summer without Collins at the line up. They finished 24th in the NFL in defense (371.4 metres per game) and allowed the most points at the NFC East (25.8 per match ).
Defensive coordinator James Bettcher used Collins chiefly near the line of scrimmage last season. He did not, but set a sofa or have an interception.
Collins, who is just an all natural strong safety, have been optimistic for a substantial money back, planning to get high security money. Kansas City’s Eric Berry, that plays the coveted absolutely free security position, may be the NFL’s highest-paid safety at $ 1-3 million per season, however he even also signed his deal a couple of decades back and the salary cap has gone up.
The first choice of this next round by the Giants out of Alabama at the 2015 NFL draft,” Collins led the team in tackles each of the first four pro seasons.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan contributed to the report.