The NFL offseason has gotten really exciting over the past few days. Certainly a lot crazier than last year in my opinion. With it seeming like someone is on a new team every other hour, the NFL will already be looking much different come August, and we're just getting started. To avoid this article from being a six page essay, I'll go over the top three acquisitions that I think caught the most attention.
Landon Collins to Division Rival
Yesterday, Collins and the Washington Redskins came to agreement signing him to a six year deal worth 84 million dollars with 45 million guaranteed. The Giants made a mistake in letting go of the safety who was one of their few standout players on defense, I think this is a total savage move by Collins and Washington both. Collins played a strong element for the Giants playoff season in 2016 with four sacks, five interceptions, 125 combined tackles, and one touchdown.
Collins was still pretty solid the season after that consistently hitting the highlight reel every now and then, The main reason behind New York letting him go was probably how this past season for Collins was something he should try to forget basically being a blur in the shadows all year. In Collins defense, he proved that he can be very effective with the right system like the one they had two years ago. And the possible reason he hasn't done much recently is because I think the Giants honestly have no idea what they're doing strategically. Nobody was anything special for the New York defense all season so I think Collins was just in a bad place. He will find himself much more success with this Redskins defense who definitely have their good days in the secondary, I'm looking forward to seeing his play in Washington.
Foles Signs With Jacksonville
Former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, also confirmed a deal with his new team yesterday. Jacksonville plans on paying him $88 million over a four year deal. Foles made quite the name for himself in Philadelphia winning the city their first Lombardi trophy and even clinching the playoffs late when hopes were slim the very next season. He will be appreciated by Eagles fans around the nation for a long time. But I don't think he will produce the same way for the Jags. That Philly team was built to win a championship that year. Every player seemed to be doing their job correctly all season, I will say Foles did play in their system better than the young Carson Wentz, but I don't think he will be much help on a team that struggles making their quarterbacks look good.