The Giants’ curious selection to not franchise tag Landon Collins is presently getting roundly bashed.
Is that selection — just after their refusal to trade Collins at the deadline — even even worse than initially imagined?
On the Adhere to Soccer podcast on Bleacher Report on Wednesday, Matt Miller reported he is familiar with of one particular crew that was eager to trade a initial-round Draft decide on for Collins at the deadline.
“I know of one particular crew that was eager to trade a initial round decide on at the deadline for Landon Collins,” Miller reported. “And they did not do it!”
With Collins seeking a very long-expression offer and increasing unhappy with his scenario, the Giants GM Dave Gettleman dangled Collins at the deadline last time but chose to cling on to him.
“And now if he walks, the ideal you are gonna get is a 3rd round compensatory (decide on),” Miller additional. “How could you be that dumb?”
What isn’t apparent is whether Gettleman basically handed on a proposed trade of Collins for a initial-round decide on (which would have been crazy supplied what we know now) or whether Gettleman and the rest of the front workplace wasn’t knowledgeable there was one particular crew out there eager to offer a initial-rounder for Collins.
A number of teams built delivers to the Giants for Collins at the deadline, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reported in October, which includes the Chiefs and Buccaneers. In accordance to Vacchiano, the Giants have been hunting for at the very least a 2nd-round decide on in 2019 plus perhaps one more minimal-round decide on in 2020, with no crew thought to have presented much more than a 3rd.
Regardless of whether the new info about the prospective availability of a initial-rounder for Collins is precise or not, the expectation throughout the time was that they would use the franchise tag on him if they have been unable to perform out an extension.
In its place, the Giants are about to allow one particular of their ideal gamers — and greatest clubhouse leaders — walk out the door.