The Eagles acquired Robert Quinn in a trade with the Bears, but what have they got?
With the former Pro-Bowler signed up, the Eagles just got added a brutal pass rusher to defensive line that has already been laying siege to the league.
Even though they’re sitting on a more than impressive 6-0 record, it would appear that the Philadelphia Eagles want more, as their latest roster upgrade clearly shows.
Philadelphia Eagles acquire Bears’ Robert Quinn in trade
The Eagles are at it again. According to reports on Wednesday, Philly’s GM Howie Roseman negotiated another massive move, trading for pass rusher Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears. Though some might argue that Quinn hasn’t been excellent this season with just one sack, he did register 18.5 last season. With his addition, the Eagles are adding a talented Defensive End to a defense that’s already firing on all cylinders. In exchange for Quinn’s services, the Eagles sent a fourth-round pick to the Bears.
Speaking of the Bears, they’re now 3-4 after their win on Monday night. Truth be told it’s highly likely we’ll see another big move or two, as they are smack dab in the middle of a rebuild at the moment. With the trade deadline on November 1st, don’t be surprised if we see players like Roquan Smith, Eddie Jackson or David Montgomery being moved on, after all, the Bears already indicated they’d be willing to listen to offers. The fluid nature of that scenario was in fact sadly demonstrated by the aforementioned Smith, who broke down in tears, upon hearing news of his now former teammate’s departure. Tough business.
What are the Eagles getting in Robert Quinn?
A former Pro-Bowler with over a decade of experience, expect to see Quinn slot in immediately opposite Brandon Graham behind first-teamers Josh Sweat and star newcomer Haason Reddick. Though the 32-year-old didn’t come cheap, the fact is, he’s got 102 sacks to his name and as mentioned before, is coming off a sensational season. What’s more, reports indicate that the Bears are absorbing the majority of Quinn’s salary. As for what that salary is, Smith’s contract goes through 2025, with base salaries of $13.9 million in 2023 and $12.9 million in 2024.
It’s worth mentioning, that trades like this show that the Eagles aren’t just preparing for a deep postseason run, but the future as well. Remember, this is a team that has New Orleans Saints’ first-round pick in 2023. Were the season to end here and now, that would be a top-five pick in the Draft. This is all to say, that even though the trade deadline is only a few days away and their roster is loaded, there’d be no surprise if GM Howie Roseman dips into the market once more.
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