Landon Collins is "frustrated" the Giants seem to have no intention of giving him the lucrative, long-term contract he's seeking, according to an National Football League source, and he remains unhappy that he is likely to get the franchise tag instead.
Landon Collins #21 of the New York Giants reacts after being called for pass interference during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on December 02, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
If there are no active negotiations for a long-term deal happening at the moment, Landon Collins is apparently assuming there won't be any. However, conflicting reports quickly emerged with NorthJersey.com's Art Stapleton and the New York Post's Paul Schwartz both reporting that Collins' locker has not been cleared out. As a follow-up to Schwartz's tweet, Collins himself tweeted "The stuff in that locker that I have left I do not need".
Landon Collins, the day after the Giants' season ended, said his "hope is to be here".
The Giants must decide by March 5 whether to place the franchise or transition tag on Collins, 25, to prevent him from hitting the open market.
Nearly immediately, Anderson's tweets were disputed by beat writers for the team, and some of it even got personal.
If the Giants don't want to pay Collins big money long-term, that's fine.
There are two types of franchise tags: exclusive and nonexclusive.
You think because there's a t-shirt and deodorant still in that locker that it means Collins hasn't left? But why wouldn't they trade him at the deadline a year ago when teams were showing interest?