Redskins to reportedly sign Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins to massive free agent contract

Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 21:25:01-04

Landon Collins of the New York Giants. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Landon is landin’ in burgundy and gold.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, free agent safety Landon Collins will sign with the Washington Redskins. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is a six-year contract worth $84 million. Mike Garafolo reports $32 million is guaranteed – all in the first two years of the deal.

In four NFL seasons, all with the NFC East-rival New York Giants, Collins has been selected to three Pro Bowls (2016, 2017, 2018) and been voted first team All Pro once (2016).

Landon Collins of the New York Giants. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The 33rd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft has 428 tackles (average of 107 per season) in four years.

Collins, the 25 year-old native of New Orleans, says Redskins legend Sean Taylor is his idol. “I idolized Sean Taylor for his physical play, his passion for the game, you could see it every time he touched the field,” Landon Collins said to Taylor, at the age of 24, died in 2007 after being shot by an intruder at his home. He remains immensely popular with Redskins fans.