Maybe it’s time for a new definition, given the pile of cash that Landon Collins, Tyrann Mathieu and Earl Thomas collected last week on the NFL’s free agent market.

Call it the Franchise Safety.

“Let’s face it: The NFL is a passing league,” heavyweight agent Tom Condon told USA TODAY Sports. “There’s a premium on throwing the football … and a premium on coverage.”

Over the years, Condon has negotiated many of the biggest quarterback contracts in NFL history. Now he’s had a hand in the with Kansas City, which matches the $14 million average salary in with Washington as the richest ever. on his $55 million haul with Baltimore.


Former Giants safety Landon Collins signed a 6-year, $84 million pact with

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