The Chicago Bears have agreed to trade EDGE defender Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round pick, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Chicago will also be picking up the bulk of Quinn’s remaining $7 million salary this season, reports NFL Networks Mike Garafolo.
He still has two more years and nearly $27 million on the deal after this season.
This season, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound pass rusher has one sack and seven quarterback pressures to go along with four hurries, and two knockdowns.
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Quinn is coming off setting the single-season franchise sack record, tallying 18.5 for the 6-10 Bears last season. He has 102 sacks in his career, tied with Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams for 55th on the all-time list and seventh among active players.
Robert Quinn led all Bears D-linemen in playing time this season (67.9 percent). Here are the other defensive ends and their playing time:
Al-Quadin Muhammad: 58.3%
Trevis Gipson: 44.0%
Dominique Robinson: 37.5%
All will see an uptick. Gipson and Robinson should benefit.
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) October 26, 2022
A former 11th-overall pick out of North Carolina by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2011, Quinn was signed to a five-year, $70 million deal by former Bears general manager Ryan Pace. He is heading to his fifth NFL franchise in his 12-year career. He has also suited up for the Dallas Cowboys – whom the Bears face in Week 8 – as well as the Miami Dolphins. Quinn went to one Pro Bowl with the Bears and two with the Rams where he also earned his sole All-Pro selection.
Quinn heads to the NFL’s last unbeaten team which already ranks 12th in sacks. He joins an EDGE rotation in Philadelphia that includes Derrick Barnett and Brandon Graham along with Josh Sweat in defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon’s defense.
The 32-year-old Quinn was the subject of trade rumors earlier this year but Bears general manager Ryan Poles remained steadfast the player was an asset to the team. They will now move forward with a rotation of Al-Quadin Muhammad as well as youngster Trevis Gipson and rookie Dominique Robinson, a converted wideout.
Quinn and the Eagles will visit the Bears at Soldier Field in Week 15.
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