Jamie Collins, LB
When isn’t Jamie Collins a part of this list?
A play that particularly stuck involving Jamie Collins is when the linebacker appeared poised to pick off Derek Carr in overtime on the drive that eventually won Oakland the game.
Instead, the former Pro Bowler got T-Rex arms when it became clear he was going to take contact if he put his hands out to catch the ball.
I can’t post it here for legal reasons, but here’s the link to what I’m talking about.
There’s some in the media coming out of the woodwork, trying to give Sashi Brown some credit for the Browns “upswing,” if you want to call it that. Hey, they’re one win away from doubling their win total over the past two years. You better believe they’re trending up.
But while Brown accumulated draft picks, which is really something anyone can do, he made a lot of bad decisions, too.
One of those was extending Collins, who has done nothing to remind us that he was once an All-Pro caliber player during his days with the Patriots.
Brown gave Collins a four-year, $50 million extension ($26.4 million guaranteed).
Every time I see Collins play, I shrug, thinking what could’ve been with Mychael Kendricks, who was cut following his admission for insider trading.