It would appear Patrick Robinson was a one year rental.
On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with free agent CB Casey Hayward.
Chargers have agreed to terms with former Packers CB Casey Hayward, source says. Helps mitigate loss of Patrick Robinson.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) March 13, 2016
Terms were then quickly announced a few minutes later...
For the #Chargers and CB Casey Hayward, it's a 3-year deal worth $15.3M, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2016
Hayward, 26, was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. A large majority of his snaps have been as the slot corner. During his rookie season he allowed a league low of 31.1 passer rating when Quarterbacks went his direction, per Pro Football Focus. His 2013 season was cut short due to a hamstring injury after appearing in only 3 games.
After accumulating 9 interceptions in his first three seasons, he didn't add any during the 2015 year. However, that doesn't seem to indicate that he didn't play well as pointed out by the following tweet...
Casey Hayward had 22 stops in the passing game last year; tied for second best among cornerbacks— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) March 13, 2016
Most on twitter seem to agree that this is a great value for what Hayward brings to the table. With Patrick Robinson apparently going elsewhere (though still unsigned) this makes a lot of sense. If Brandon Flowers can recover from his poor performance of 2015 the Chargers could have a very potent trio at the CB spot.