Quarterback Kerry Collins has one year remaining on his contract, and it is often assumed that Collins will be the Giants' starter in 2004, regardless of what happens in the draft. However, Newsday reported that the Giants might release Collins if they use an early pick on a quarterback. Instead, the Giants might release Collins to help with the salary cap and look for a more inexpensive veteran to groom the rookie. The paper also noted that it would be tough for the Giants to sign their rookie class unless Collins receives a new deal or is released.
We have to wonder if the Giants are offering Collins to the Chargers as part of a package to get the number one pick. Certainly Kerry would be an upgrade to Drew Brees, and the Chargers could then concentrate on the numerous other holes they have to fill. We'll know much more about the Giants' quarterbacking situation and Collins' future on April 24, if not sooner.
I think Collins is still a legit starter in the league, and certainly would be an upgrade over Brees. Not a star, but definately can get the job done. Guy's had a tough career, but IMO still deserves to be a starter somewhere.