Landon Collins: I’m not just a box safety

Landon Collins: I’m not just a box safety

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Landon Collins: I’m not just a box safety

Posted by Josh Alper on March 17, 2019, 10:00 AM EDT

AP

Landon Collins has been an All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowl selection over his first four years in the NFL, but that wasn’t enough for the Giants to use a franchise tag or make an overwhelming contract offer to keep him from leaving the team this offseason.

Those looking to explain the Giants’ lack of interest in a further commitment to Collins often point to the fact that he’s been more effective against the run than the pass since hitting the NFL. That didn’t bother Washington.

They handed Collins a six-year, $84 million deal in free agency and Collins said last week that the team is getting a lot more than a box safety for their money.

“I laugh, honestly, because I’m not just a box safety,” Collins said, via the Washington Post. “I make plays in the box, yeah, but I make plays in other places, too. People see me in the box because that’s what teams ask me to do sometimes. Pretty much it’s people that don’t know what they’re talking about. When I get the opportunity to show that I can play different spots, I will.”

Washington senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams agreed with Collins’ self-assessment and the team is sure to try everything they can to get their money’s worth out of Collins over the next few years.

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March 17, 2019 at 07:03AM

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