Looking for NY Giants news? Landon Collins is throwing shade towards the New York Giants.
Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins, who is considered one of the best players at his position, told reporters over the weekend that he believes the New York Giants let him leave in free agency as part of their culture change after the team struggled last season.
Collins, wasn’t a free agent for long with the Redskins swooping in to offer him a record six-year deal worth up to $84 million.
Collins wasn’t the only surprise departure from the Giants. The team also traded away Odell Beckham Jr. whom they gave a long-term contract to last offseason. They also traded defensive lineman Damon Harrison and cornerback Eli Apple before last season’s trade deadline when they team was struggling.
“I know with myself, [Harrison], Odell, [Vernon], all we wanted to do was win, and we spoke up because we had to get them to listen to us,” Collins said. “We had to get them to get us winning pieces to help us at least be contenders.
NY Giants Do Not Resign Landon Collins
Collins believes the fact that they were vocal about the team’s struggles last season was part of the reason they did not make an effort to resign him and the other players they let go.
“I think we were too vocal, and that platform was bigger than the Giants, you know, and our words stood out more. And … if it’s not good media, they don’t want that kind of media.”
Collins added that general manager Dave Gettleman didn’t bother to explain why the team refused to offer him a new deal despite his performance.
“I wish he’d say something. Try to,” Collins said. “I mean, he had come around, shake your hand, say ‘Good job, big fella,’ or something like that. But honestly, talking to him, or saying anything, having a full conversation or anything with him, nothing.
The NY Giants continue to struggle this off-season.