1. Landon Collins, S
Landon Collins may be the biggest name the Commanders choose to move on from this offseason. Collins was signed to a massive six-year, $84 million contract by Washington to get him away from the rival New York Giants. The move did not necessarily pan out like the Commanders had expected.
Head coach Ron Rivera openly expressed that he believes that Collins is more of a linebacker than a safety. Collins gave an honest answer, saying that he is not crazy about playing the linebacker position, but that he would do whatever the team needed him to do. In 2021, he was more of a hybrid defender.
Collins is a vicious tackler, but his coverage leaves a lot to be desired. This past season, according to Pro Football Reference, Collins surrendered 43 completions for 508 yards and eight touchdowns on 61 targets.
On the year, Collins recorded 81 total tackles, two interceptions, two defended passes and two fumble recoveries.
If Washington wants to move on from Collins, it will have to come after June 1. In doing so, they can free up $12 million in cap space in 2022. Will Washington actually do it? We will find out throughout the long NFL offseason.