Poles said today after trading Robert Quinn to the Eagles that acquiring a fourth-round pick for Quinn was undoubtedly the right move.
Robert Quinn : Eagles trade | Madden 23 rating
Already in April 2010, Quinn was regarded as one of the top prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft.
Despite sitting out all of his junior season, he was still projected to be a top-10 selection in January 2011.
His stock slightly dropped after the combine, projecting him at No. 11 in early March.
He made his professional regular season debut in the St. Louis Rams’ season-opener at the New York Giants and made two solo tackles and recorded his first career sack as the Rams lost 28-16 on Monday Night Football.
Quinn made his first career sack on Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning for an eight-yard loss during the third quarter.
The Chicago Bears traded veteran pass-rusher Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.
Both teams announced the terms of the trade Wednesday afternoon, pending Quinn passing a physical.
Quinn had been with the Bears since April 2020 when he signed a five-year, $70 million deal as a free agent. A league source confirmed with ESPN that the Bears are absorbing the bulk of Quinn’s 2022 salary.
“Obviously, part of the tough thing with this job and the position are the tough decisions you have to make,” Bears general manager Ryan Poles said. “I almost feel like there’s the emotional side, the human part of it that you know you’re affecting not only a man but his family.
You’re kind of shaking that all up, and I don’t take that lightly at all and I’m sensitive to that. You also know that you’re tweaking the fibers of your locker room, and that’s a big deal, too.
“And on the business side, it just made too much sense for what we’re trying to do. It’s going to allow us to continue to build a highly competitive roster.”
This is the third time Quinn has been traded over his 12-year NFL career and the second time to a team in the NFC East. Quinn was sent from the Rams to the Miami Dolphins in 2018 and then to the Dallas Cowboys one year later.
Robert quinn Madden 23 rating
After setting a Chicago Bears single-season record for sacks, Robert Quinn seemingly revived a career that looked to be on the tail end.
Now, with trade rumors around Robert Quinn, his value is in a weird spot.
Disregarding last season, it took Quinn three seasons to accumulate 20 sacks, which is just a sack-and-a-half above what he did last season with his 18.5 sacks.
All this is to say that Robert Quinn received a Madden 23 rating of 83, which ranked him between Marcus Davenport and Leonard Williams in right-defensive-end rankings.
In 16 starts with the Bears, Robert Quinn produced 49 combined tackles (38 solos, 11 assisted); 17 TFLs; 18.5 sacks; and four forced fumbles.
That’s debatable, as his impact on the defense was highly dependent on sacks. Outside sacks and forced fumbles, his stat sheet didn’t fly off the page.
However, his stats were enough to get him to earn All-Pro honors, as well as get voted in for the 2021 Pro Bowl. And considering the fact that Madden ratings don’t really mean all that much, they mean much more to those that play Madden than those that are actually being rated.