The Philadelphia Eagles gamble and win with Patrick Robinson.
One of the most underrated offseason signings of the past 15 seasons, Patrick Robinson walked into the NovaCare Complex with questions circulating about his durability and whether or not he’d lost a step. After spending his first five seasons in New Orleans with the Saints and hauling in nine interceptions over that time, “P-Rob” spent two seasons on two different rosters, what was, then, the San Diego Chargers in 2015 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
He’d miss all but seven games in 2016, so Philly fans were hoping for two things once he arrived at the nest. One, everyone hoped he could stay healthy. Second, everyone hoped that he could be a major player on the defensive side of the ball. They got their wish on both sides.
During the regular season, he recorded 47 total tackles and broke up 18 passes while appearing in all 16 games with eight starts. He also led the team with four interceptions.
His most memorable takeaway came in the NFC Championship Game however as his pick-six off of the arm of Case Keenum helped even the score at seven points early and swing the momentum in the favor of the “Birds” for the remainder of the contest.