Earlier this week, former New York Giants safety Landon Collins signed a deal to stay in the NFC East. Collins inked a six-year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins after the Giants let the star safety hit free agency.
The former Alabama star will receive $32 million in guaranteed money over the first two years of the contract. He immediately becomes the defensive leader on the team, joining other Alabama stars like Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen.
Arguably one of the biggest free agents this year, Collins didn’t last long on the open market. The Redskins swooped in and made Collins the highest-paid safety in the game.
Collins, 25, grew up a Redskins fan and idolized star safety Sean Taylor. He even wore No. 21 to honor Taylor over the course of his career.
Collins was asked about the possibility of wearing No. 21 for the Redskins. “The possibility of wearing Sean’s 21? I hope. Those are big shoes to fill.”
Landon Collins: "The possibility of wearing Sean's 21? I hope. Those are big shoes to fill." #Redskins
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) March 14, 2019
Collins wore No. 21 for the Giants.
While the Redskins haven’t officially retired, it remains off limits following Taylor’s death in a home invasion.
Collins could be the one to change that, and suit up in his traditional No. 21 while honoring the Washington Redskins legend.