Earlier tonight, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they had signed cornerback Patrick Robinson. It's a move that addresses a position of need and is a good signing for the Colts, and the contract details don't change that.
According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Colts signed Robinson to a three-year deal worth $14 million with $6 million in guarantees, paying him an average of around $4.7 million per season. That's not a bad deal. For comparison's sake, Greg Toler signed a three-year deal worth $14.25 million with the Colts three years ago. Furthermore, the Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reports that Robinson had a three-year, $13.5 million offer from the Dallas Cowboys with $5.5 million guaranteed.
"We've been interested in Patrick since early in free agency and we're glad it finally came together," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement released by the team. "We have some strong ties on our coaching staff with him so that familiarity is always a plus. He is a versatile, experienced and steady corner that gives us immediate help opposite Vontae. He was a fit on a number of levels in regards to overall skill, but also adds some strong intangibles. We're happy with this addition to our team."
Robinson is a good signing for the Colts, and the contract details shouldn't do anything to take away from that sentiment. Adding a likely starter at a position of need a few weeks after free agency began for $4 million per season isn't a bad deal at all.