Since Week 2 of the 2022 season, the Eagles’ defense has been one of the best in the league. And, they just keep adding more weapons.
On Wednesday, Ian Rapoport reported that Philadelphia acquired Chicago Bears’ edge rusher Robert Quinn. In exchange, the Bears will get a fourth-round pick back in the 2023 NFL Draft.
BREAKING: Bears trading DE Robert Quinn to the Eagles. (via @RapSheet + @MikeGarafolo) pic.twitter.com/XQ1K3m0d0l
— NFL (@NFL) October 26, 2022
ROBERT QUINN TO THE EAGLES
Quinn was a first-round draft pick in 2011, going to the (then) St. Louis Rams. Despite only one start in his rookie season, he finished with 23 combined tackles, five sacks, two pass deflection, and a forced fumble.
In 2018 he was traded to the Miami Dolphins before playing for the Dallas Cowboys, then the Chicago Bears. Now in his twelfth season, Quinn has 367 total tackles and 102 sacks. He is also a three-time Pro Bowler, last selected in 2021.
This season, Quinn is off to a much slower start with only one sack. Currently, he ranks 121st out of 124 defensive ends by Pro Football Focus. However, he will join a talented defense in Philadelphia, which could be motivation in and of itself.
In exchange for Quinn, the Bears received a fourth-round draft pick. The Bears will also pay $7.1 million of Quinn’s remaining base salary. Philadelphia will then inherit non-guaranteed base salaries of $14 million in 2023 and $13 million in 2024 for Quinn.
To make room for the 32-year-old, the Eagles have released defensive end Tarron Jackson. Philadelphia selected him in the sixth-round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He earned his first and only career sack last season. He has a total of 18 tackles and one forced fumble.
The Eagles and the Bears will face each other in Chicago on December 18 for their Week 15 game. The Bears, who are now 3-4, won last week’s game against the Patriots after losing three consecutive games.