Landon Collins: "I got no choice" regarding franchise tag

Landon Collins won't let the potential of being franchised stop him from playing next year.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants safety Landon Collins will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and, at just 24 years old, could be looking at being franchised in February.

If that were to happen, Collins, in the video clip above, said he would play if tagged, even if a new deal isn't worked out in time for the start of the 2019 season.

"Would I play on it? I mean, I got no choice to play on it," he said.

Collins also believes he's shown the rest of the NFL that he's so much more than just a box safety.

"Yeah, definitely. People consider me a box safety, but I can play all over the field. I proved myself within that aspect," he said Monday.

"It is what it is. I know what I can do. Guys know what I can do. My teammates know what I can do. Here, they know what I can do. So, it’s up to them."

If things do work out, Collins said he'd welcome having a full plate regarding his role in the defense.

"Always – it puts more on my plate, but it shows that I can handle it and my character, and my ability to take it from the classroom to the field," he said.