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Should Giants attempt to trade for Lions LB Jamie Collins?

The New York Giants have been in a desperate need of a pass rush. This isn’t new — it’s been a need for quite some time now.

There is one prominent name already on the market that has been potentially made available: Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins.

Lions’ LB Jamie Collins, who was held out of practice today, has been the subject of discussions between Detroit and other teams, per sources. But Lions have fielded calls and are exploring a trade involving Collins.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2021

The #Lions are exploring options involving LB Jamie Collins, sources say. They have fielded calls. Detroit is going young there, which means Collins may be on his way out if there is a match.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2021

Through the first two games, the Giants have a total of three sacks — two of which are by rookie Azeez Ojulari and the other by interior lineman Austin Johnson.

To say that’s not going to cut it is an understatement. Collins is a cross between a pass-rushing linebacker and a traditional tackling linebacker. He has 25.5 career sacks, seven of which came in the 2019 season with the New England Patriots.

While the seven sacks as his career high might not be eye opening to the common fan, Collins does fit the Giants’ defensive scheme under Patrick Graham.

Collins would also be an arguable over the Giants’ two current outside linebackers in Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines, both of whom have been disappointments thus far in their tenures with the Giants.

Collins had 110 total tackles with a sack and three forced fumbles last season with the Lions. He is making $3.8 million this season and makes $9.8 million next season, which given his talents, is a bargain.

If the Giants were to make an offer for Collins, what could they give to Detroit? In 2016, the Patriots sent him to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

A conditional pick for a linebacker that would be another tackling machine and can get to the quarterback would definitely suffice, especially for a defense that has already given up almost 60 combined points in its first two games.

Dave Gettleman’s nickname over recent time has been “Trader Dave” and this would be the time where another to help the Giants defense would work to everyone’s advantage.

The New York Giants have been in a desperate need of a pass rush. This isn’t new — it’s been a need for quite some time now.
There is one prominent name already on the market that has been potentially made available: Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins.

Lions’ LB Jamie Collins, who was held out of practice today, has been the subject of discussions between Detroit and other teams, per sources. But Lions have fielded calls and are exploring a trade involving Collins.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2021

The #Lions are exploring trade options involving LB Jamie Collins, sources say. They have fielded calls. Detroit is going young there, which means Collins may be on his way out if there is a match.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2021

Through the first two games, the Giants have a total of three sacks — two of which are by rookie Azeez Ojulari and the other by interior lineman Austin Johnson.
To say that’s not going to cut it is an understatement. Collins is a cross between a pass-rushing linebacker and a traditional tackling linebacker. He has 25.5 career sacks, seven of which came in the 2019 season with the New England Patriots.
While the seven sacks as his career high might not be eye opening to the common fan, Collins does fit the Giants’ defensive scheme under Patrick Graham.
Collins would also be an arguable over the Giants’ two current outside linebackers in Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines, both of whom have been disappointments thus far in their tenures with the Giants.
Collins had 110 total tackles with a sack and three forced fumbles last season with the Lions. He is making $3.8 million this season and makes $9.8 million next season, which given his talents, is a bargain.
If the Giants were to make an offer for Collins, what could they give to Detroit? In 2016, the Patriots sent him to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
A conditional pick for a linebacker that would be another tackling machine and can get to the quarterback would definitely suffice, especially for a defense that has already given up almost 60 combined points in its first two games.
Dave Gettleman’s nickname over recent time has been “Trader Dave” and this would be the time where another trade to help the Giants defense would work to everyone’s advantage.

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