Landon Collins is easily a top 5 safety in the NFL. Since 2015 he’s recorded 400 tackles, 30 passes defended and has had at least 95 tackles during the last 4 seasons.
The Giants are expected to use the franchise tag on him worth at least $11 million making him one of the five highest-paid safeties in the league. However, Collins could hold out if the Giants tag him as he is seeking a long term contract. So the Giants could seek a trade.
So can the Bucs afford to get Collins?
With the kind of price tag that Collins would command, I do not see much of a chance of Tampa being able to afford him. Not without either trading a big name and picks or releasing players to free up cap space.
There are a few safeties about to become available in the free agency, so if Tampa is not satisfied with who they have on the roster, they can likely find a cap friendly-suitable replacement next month. Example: HaHa Clinton-Dix, Adrian Amos, Kenny Vaccaro, and Tre Boston, could hit the free agency and any one of them would be welcomed by most fans especially if they were to replace Chris Conte.