We have sung the praises of Patrick Robinson before. The Bucs’ top cornerback posted a PFF grade of 1.4. Robinson posted a 5.7. Quarterbacks completed 70% of their passes against the Tampa Bay defense, yet Robinson only allowed 58% to be completed. He also only allowed 8.9 yards per reception, which was good for second in the NFL.
Robinson would be an immediate upgrade at cornerback.
Robinson only made $2 million last season. It will take a raise, but it won’t take elite money to bring him in. A $4 million a year type of contract might just be enough to do it. The Bucs’ need players that can cover, as they were ripped to shreds last season. Giving up 31 touchdowns as a pass defense is simply unacceptable, and that type of play will keep the Buccaneers from getting to the next level.
Patrick Robinson can help bridge that gap.
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