Has signing Patrick Robinson become a priority for the Eagles?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Patrick Robinson
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Patrick Robinson /

The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly working on bringing back Patrick Robinson.

The Philadelphia Eagles are doing their best to work with what they got. As they are dealing with the worst cap space situation in the NFL, Howie Roseman has a ton of work to do. We all know that the Eagles can’t bring back everybody. In fact, they will probably have to cut a few guys loose. Although its tough to see some favorite names go, the Eagles have some priorities that they need to take care of.

First order of business for Mr. Roseman seems to be the slot cornerback position. According to Matt Lombardo of NJ Advanced Media, the Eagles are looking to extend an offer to the veteran cornerback Patrick Robinson immediately.

Robinson played his only season in Philly last year where he excelled in the slot. Pro Football Focus ranked him as the sixth-best cornerback in the league. He led the Eagles in interceptions during the 2017 season with four. Tying his career-high for the first time since 2011.

Is P. Rob worth the payday?

Robinson just finished out his eighth season at 30 years old. While the Eagles are a particularly young secondary without Robinson, they could use the veteran help. Out of all of the guys at the cornerback position, none of them have been tried out in the slot yet. If the Eagles can retain Robinson, it wouldn’t be a high-risk situation.

The only question is if the Eagles can afford Robinson. In 2017, he signed a very cheap, low-risk deal with the Eagles that cost them only $775k. After his successful lone season though, Robinson becomes one of the more intriguing players on the market.

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According to Spotrac, Robinson’s market value could look something like a three-year deal, averaging over $6 million a year. Without any current releases or trades, that is way out of the Eagles budget. They still have a couple of weeks to work something out. And who knows, maybe Robinson comes back on a friendlier deal for the team that made him a Super Bowl Champion. We can only hope, right?