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Three years, $13.8 million for Robinson


If anyone wonders why the current crop of free-agent cornerbacks have failed to corner the market, consider this.

The market isn’t very good this year.

Dunta Robinson, who once while playing for the Texans wore shoes that said “Pay me, Rick [Smith],” did not get paid very much by John [Dorsey].  Or Andy [Reid].  Or Clark [Hunt].

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, it s a three year, $13.8 million contract between the Chiefs and Robinson.  That’s an average of $4.6 million per year, with $3.95 million guaranteed.

Here’s the breakdown:

1.  $3 million signing bonus.

2.  $750,000 roster bonus in 2013.

3.  $950,000 base salary in 2013, fully guaranteed.

4.  $50,000 workout bonus in 2013.

5.  $3.25 million base salary in 2014.

6.  $1 million roster bonus in 2014.

7.  $100,000 workout bonus in 2014.

8.  $3.6 million base salary in 2015.

9.  $1 million roster bonus in 2015.

10.  $100,000 workout bonus in 2015.

The cap numbers are $2.75 million for 2013, $5.35 million for 2014, and $5.7 million for 2015.

The numbers make it clear that the Chiefs have more money to afford other corners in addition to Robinson.  Based on what they paid Robinson, however, the Chiefs are inclined to pay very much.

When it comes to cornerbacks, no one is paying much.  In hindsight, Robinson was wise to agree to terms when he did, before the market opened.  Based on what has (or, more accurately, hasn’t) happened since Robinson inked his contract, he’d likely get less now.

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8 Responses to “Three years, $13.8 million for Robinson”
  1. bgdabengal says: Mar 14, 2013 1:29 PM


    i’d gladly have any of those

  2. ken0west says: Mar 14, 2013 1:34 PM

    I hope Sean Smith did not spend any of the 10mil a year he is expecting yet.

  3. tjacks7 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:48 PM

    On what planet is $13.8 million considered “not very much?”

  4. skylander14 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:52 PM

    “Based on what they paid Robinson, however, the Chiefs are inclined to pay very much”

    I would beg to differ.

  5. Soulman45 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:02 PM

    It seen that a team is going to have 1 or 2 players that get the big bucks a QB and maybe one more.

  6. swashbucklin says: Mar 14, 2013 2:03 PM

    Who sends florio the picture messages with the details of these contracts…

  7. jkaflagg says: Mar 14, 2013 4:59 PM

    Clearly Robinson will have to play very very well in 2013 to be retained for 2014, and then again for 2015….he gets nice guaranteed chunk this year, which it would not be surprising to be the only part of the deal that he gets….

  8. arrowdead says: Mar 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    according to this he will be cut before the league year 2014

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