Is Dunta Robinson the Next Nate Clements?

May 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Supply and demand is perhaps one of the most fundamental concepts of economics as well as NFL free agency.
Demand refers to how much of a product is desired, or in this case, how much the team needs the services of said position.
Supply, of course, represents what the market offers, or in the case of NFL free agency, who is available.
A cursory glance at the Atlanta Falcons' big free-agent signing Dunta Robinson would clearly indicate that the model of supply and demand works just fine. However, there may be lessons to be learned from previous cornerback free agents like Robinson.
One of these said stories is in regards to the highest paid defensive player in the NFL not named Albert Haynesworth.
At the end of the 2006 season, the San Francisco 49ers had experienced some success and shown potential in the NFC West. With Alex Smith on the mend but showing flashes of promise, the 49ers felt they had to take a huge step in improving their team via free agency.

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