No. 2: Safety Landon Collins
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Thomas will be 30 years old in May, and he hasn’t played a full season since 2015. After breaking his leg in 2016, Thomas openly contemplated retirement. Prior to the beginning of the 2018 season, Thomas held out of training camp with the hopes of a new contract. After the Seahawks declined, Thomas decided to show up in time for Week 1. By Week 4, Thomas had broken his leg again and flipped off the Seahawks sideline as he was getting carted off the field.
There is no doubting Thomas’ ability: three first-team All-Pros and six Pro Bowls in nine seasons is proof of that.
Collins is 25 years old, has played in three Pro Bowls and has one All-Pro nod so far in his young career. Liked by everyone in the Giants locker room, Collins was voted a defensive captain the last two years in New York.
Collins is ascending into his prime years. Thomas appears to be injury prone moving to the wrong side of 30 years old.
To me, the choice is simple: Collins.