clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Todd Collins inks 3 year, 9M dollar deal with Redskins

Update [2008-2-29 11:1:33 by Skin Patrol]: It's on ESPN so it might as well be called. Hat tip to Turf Show Times for tracking down this article:
The Washington Redskins fought off the advances of Jacksonville, the New York Giants and the St. Louis Rams to keep backup quarterback Todd Collins. Collins agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to stay in Washington. Though the Giants and Rams made hard pushes after the 12:01 a.m. Friday morning opening of free agency, the Jaguars made the hardest push to pull Collins away from the Redskins.
There was some sort of bidding war between us and the Jags, as we kept having to match and exceed their ever rising bids. Good for Todd Collins for getting paid.
CptChaosSidekick and TexSkins got me hunting for it. Though official word isn't out yet, Jason said this morning that it was between the Redskins and the Jaguars. The most definitive word I could find comes via Redskins 360:
It looks like Todd Collins has chosen to re-sign with the Redskins instead of reuniting with longtime mentor Al Saunders in St. Louis. Collins, who led the Redskins to the playoffs after he replaced the injured Jason Campbell last December, apparently received a three-year deal.
David Elfin stipulates that Collins' decision to stay with us (as opposed to going to St. Louis) was impacted by our having gone to the postseason in two of the past three years and St. Louis... hasn't. Also, Todd's family is in Massachusetts, says Elfin, which is closer to D.C. than St. Louis is.