Former Eagles CB Patrick Robinson retires after 11-year career

NFL: JAN 21 NFC Championship Game – Vikings at Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 21: Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) scores a touchdown after and interception during the NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings on January 21, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Eagles won 38-7.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

According to Ian Rapoport, former Eagles and current Saints CB, Patrick Robinson, is hanging up his cleats after a brilliant 10-year career.

The former first-round pick was drafted back in 2010 by the New Orleans Saints and spent the opening five years of his career there before a brief stint in Indianapolis and the iconic 2017 season in Philadelphia. He returned to New Orleans following his Super Bowl 52 win and has played their ever since.. It’s clear that Robinson will go down as one of the most efficient Saints CB’s of the past decade as someone that has stood the test of time.

It’s not just Saints fans who will remember Patrick Robinson’s body of work, however. His memorable pick-six against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game will live on in the hearts of every fan forever, and he was a key cog in the Super Bowl-winning machine.

Patrick Robinson wasn’t just a defensive standout for the Eagles, he was one of the team’s biggest playmakers, during their most incredible year ever. With 47 tackles and tied-career-highs in passes defensed and interceptions, Robinson flourished after a tricky training camp and a surprise trade saw him pushed into the Nickel where he previously enjoyed his best season of his career. The rest, as they say, was history.

Robinson was a nightmare for opposing tight ends and slot receivers all year long thanks to a stroke of luck that sent him back to his real position of strength. The FSU star was excellent throughout, rarely missing a beat in coverage and forcing offenses to throw outside…meaning the pass-rush can do its job.

His 2017 season will go down as one of the best individual seasons by an Eagles CB of all-time and he’ll retire as as a Super Bowl champion.

Thanks for the memories, Patrick.

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire