Landon Collins Looking to Prove His Worth in 2021
The Washington Football Team inked former Alabama safety, Landon Collins, to a massive six-year contract back in 2019, guaranteeing $84 million.
In his first year with Washington, Collins had 117 tackles, a sack, and two forced fumbles, posting the second-best statistical year he's had in his five years in the league.
Then the 2020 season came around and Collins only got to play seven games before he tore his Achilles in a late October game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Collins has been rehabbing extraordinarily hard this off-season and will be playing with a chip on his shoulder after many people have been questioning if Washington is overpaying him.
There’s been speculation that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio might switch him to linebacker because of his size, however, I think it might be too soon for that notion. With the combination of Collins and seventh-round standout Kam Curl in the backend of the secondary, it'll be tough for opposing offenses to get much production through the air.
Alex Smith was the recipient of AP Comeback Player of the Year in 2020 for the Football Team, but don't be shocked if Collins takes home those honors at the end of the 2021 season. The hard-hitting safety is no stranger to taking home awards, he was named a unanimous All-American his junior year at Alabama.
Collins is only 27 years old, and aside from a partial MCL pull in August of 2015, he hasn't had many lower-body injuries. Except for him to bounce back from this injury and continue to dominate the league.
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