Edge rusher Robert Quinn was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round draft pick, strengthening their pass rush. The Bears will pay Quinn’s outstanding compensation for this season of $7.1 million, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB. Quinn will receive slightly more than $700,000 from the Eagles in return for the duration of the season.
With one sack, three quarterback hits, and eight tackles in seven games, Quinn, 32, has had a quiet season for the Bears. It’s a far cry from the 18.5 sacks he had in 2021. But since 2018, Quinn has alternated strong seasons with average sack totals:
- 2018: 6.5 sacks in 16 games
- 2019: 11.5 sacks in 14 games
- 2020: Two sacks in 15 games
- 2021: 18.5 sacks in 16 games
He’s also had an impact on his teammates, as Bears linebacker Roquan Smith stated in response to the trade: Following Derek Barnett’s season-ending ACL injury in September, the Eagles developed a critical need for edge depth.
With Haason Reddick (4.5 sacks), Brandon Graham (3.0 sacks), Josh Sweat (2.5 sacks), and Quinn, the Eagles will have a strong trio on the edge. The 6-0 Eagles, the only unbeaten team in the NFL, are in a situation where they can only become richer.
The general manager, Howie Roseman, appears to have made yet another wise choice. The free agent signings of Reddick and cornerback James Bradberry, the trades of wide receiver A.J. Brown and defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and the selection of Jordan Davis were just a few of the moves he made over the offseason.
In a draft-day picks swap, he also added the 2023 first-round pick and the 2024 second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are 2-5, so the Eagles might have a top-10 pick on the way.