General manager Howie Roseman made another big move on Wednesday, trading for pass rusher Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears.
Robert Quinn : Highlights | Trade details | Contract
Robert Quinn is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||May 18, 1990
Ladson, South Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
He played college football at North Carolina, and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Quinn attended Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, South Carolina, where he played for the Fort Dorchester Patriots high school football team. As a senior, his season was shortened after undergoing brain surgery for a benign tumor.
Robert Quinn Highlights
As the November 1st trade deadline rapidly approaches, rumors are starting to heat up across the league regarding which players could possibly be on the move prior to the deadline.
One of the players that are reportedly being shopped around is Bears’ Pro Bowl pass rusher, Robert Quinn, according to Jason La Canfora of the Washington Post.
After producing a whopping 18.5 sacks a season ago, Quinn has struggled to replicate that success in 2022. Quinn’s overall grade has plummeted to 40.4 through six games, per Pro Football Focus.
Also, outside of only tallying one sack thus far, Quinn’s pass-rush win-rate is also down from 21.9 percent to just 11.5 this season.
The 32-year-old defender signed a massive five-year, $70 million deal back in 2020. If he’s traded by the deadline, he’ll still be owed about $7.1 million for the remainder of this season, but the Bears will likely be willing to eat a chunk of his salary in exchange for a better draft pick.
Robert quinn trade details
The Chicago Bears are trading pass rusher Robert Quinn to the Eagles in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday. Philadelphia and Chicago each announced the trade, pending a physical, later Wednesday.
Quinn, 32, is a three-time Pro Bowler who has played the last two-plus seasons with Chicago, but his name has been attached to trade rumblings dating back to training camp.
Though the Bears (3-4) are coming off an impressive upset win over the New England Patriots on Monday night, they’re sellers ahead of the Nov. 1 trade deadline, while the 6-0 Eagles are reinforcing the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense.
Quinn posted a Pro Bowl campaign in 2021 in which he tallied 18.5 sacks, but it hasn’t translated into this season. Through seven games, Quinn has posted eight tackles and one sack to go with a 43.8 overall grade, per Pro Football Focus.
A massive five-year, $70 million deal brought Quinn to Chicago ahead of the 2020 season. He followed it up with a two-sack campaign, but his 2021 renaissance changed the narrative.
Quinn has a base salary this season of $12.8 million and is due $26.8 million in base earnings over the next two seasons.
The Bears are paying $7.1 million of Quinn’s remaining base salary this season, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported.
Robert Quinn signed a 5 year, $70,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $30,000,000 guaranteed.
|Contract:||5 yr(s) / $70,000,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$30,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2025 / UFA|
The Bears will pick up a fourth-round pick for Quinn, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. This mid-round choice will change sides because of the Bears’ willingness to pick up much of Quinn’s $12.8MM salary. Chicago will be on the hook for most of Quinn’s remaining money (less than $9MM), Garafolo adds (on Twitter).
This move is similar to the Broncos’ decision to pay most of Von Miller‘s salary last year. That financial call led to second- and third-round compensation from the Rams.
The Eagles will not be responsible for much of Quinn’s 2022 money; he has nonguaranteed salaries ($13.9MM, $12.9MM) in 2023 and ’24.
If Quinn fares well during his first games in Philly, it would not surprise to see the Eagles restructure that contract. They have gone to this well numerous times in recent years.