Former Eagles CB Patrick Robinson Calls in a Career
One of the biggest plays in the history of the Eagles franchise happened in the NFC Championship against the Minnesota Vikings. Eagles cornerback, Patrick Robinson, picked off a Case Keenum pass taking it to the endzone for a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown.
At the time of the interception, Minnesota was leading 7-0 and had the ball, when Keenum went back to pass. Robinson stepped in front of the pass and waved his way in and out of would-be tacklers before running into the endzone for the score, making it 7-7.
That interception set the tone for the game, as the Eagles ran away with a 38-7 win over Minnesota, sending them to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
Today, Robinson announced his retirement from the NFL.
Robinson was a 2019 first-round pick by the Saints out of Florida State, and spent one year with the Eagles in 2017. After the Super Bowl, Robinson returned to New Orleans in 2018 before announcing his retirement today.
During Robinson's one season in Philadelphia, he was a key contributor at the nickle corner position with four interceptions and 18 passes defended, making 47 tackles and adding one sack.
His play will always be one of the most memorable plays in the history of the franchise, and had a similar impact to when Matt Stairs hit his home run against the Dodgers in the NLCS.
Both players had short, but memorable stays in Philadelphia, but their impact will always be remembered.