Video: Jamie Collins does eight straight backflips

New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins came into the NFL with the reputation of being an athletic freak. Collins ranked as the top performer at his position at the NFL Combine in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 60 yard shuttle. 

With that in mind, Collins released an Instagram video displaying his freakish athleticism as he trains for the beginning of Patriots training camp. 

All I know is fun. #GettinTooFatThough 😎

A video posted by Jamie Collins (@j_collins91) on

It reminds fans why Collins is able to be versatile on defense as he is big enough to cover tight ends and has the speed to cover wide receivers. 

Collins will look to build off a highly successful 2014 season in which he posted 116 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, two interceptions and four sacks.

(h/t NESN)

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