Browns Sign Jamie Collins to 4-year, $50M, No Playoffs Deal With $26-million Guaranteed
Back in late October, the New England Patriots shocked everybody by trading Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins, a guy widely considered among the top players in the league at his position, to the Cleveland Browns for a 3rd round draft pick.
It was reported then that Collins asked the organization for ‘Von Miller’ money, so they traded him to the worst team in the league.
Three months later and Collins has finally gotten his wish, signing a deal that is worth $50 million with $26 million in guarantees with the Browns, the team announced on Monday.
The contract extension for #Browns LB Jamie Collins: 4 years, $50M, source said. $26M in guarantees. Large.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2017
“We are going to be aggressive about acquiring talent, and when we had the opportunity to trade for Jamie back in October, it was done with the intent of him becoming a long-term part of our defense,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. “Jamie has shown throughout his NFL career that he is a very talented player with a rare skill set that allows him to impact games in a number of ways. He’s a versatile, smart, competitive and physical football player who has experienced winning at the highest level. Jamie was great to have in our building this season, and we look forward to him being a Cleveland Brown for a number of years to come. We are counting on him to be a big part of us becoming a winning team.”
In eight games with the Browns, Collins made 69 tackles (including seven for a loss), two sacks, and forced one fumble.