New York Giants star safety Landon Collins is facing a second surgery on the right forearm he fractured in late December that will likely sideline him until training camp.
Collins insisted Wednesday that he was not lying with that assessment of how he felt, and was surprised when doctors broke the news to him. He had been training without limitation, but tests showed his forearm is not healing properly around the plate put there in December.
And considering his physical style of play – he was injured while making a tackle – Collins could risk further injury if he continues to train without correcting the issue.
Collins has topped 100 tackles in each of his three previous seasons, earning All-Pro status in 2016. He said Monday he is not focused on his contract status.
“I’m just letting it just work itself out. I’m not really going through the negotiating part,” Collins said of his contract status. “I’m going to leave that between [general manager] Dave Gettleman and my agent and then go from there. From that point on, I’m just here trying to make new friends with my boys, new relationships and be a captain like I’ve always been.”
Collins and the Giants might have to wait until the summer to see him back on the field.
Jackson has sometimes been an afterthought in the draft’s quarterback conversation, which Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen headline. However, he remains a legitimate option for teams looking for QB help.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Monday multiple scouts believe he will be taken in the first round.
The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner is known for his running ability, finishing his career with 4,132 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns. However, he has also done damage as a passer with 9,043 career passing yards and 69 scores.
His 57.0 percent completion rate has been in question, but it is higher than Allen’s 56.2 percent.