The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles are getting even stronger, as general manager Howie Roseman made a big splash less than a week until the November 1 NFL Trade Deadline. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news that the Eagles were landing pass rusher Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2023. The 32-year-old out of North Carolina is a three-time Pro Bowler who spent the last two seasons with the Bears and the first seven games of this season. Quinn was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2011 and spent his first seven seasons with them, including the first two years they moved back to Los Angeles. He then spent one season each with the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins - being traded to both - before going to the Bears.
Quinn was a dominant force in 2021 as he recorded 18.5 sacks after recording just two in his first year of a five-year, $70 million deal that brought Quinn to Chicago ahead of the 2020 season. So far this season, Quinn hasn't gotten close to his production a year ago but was also getting double-teamed frequently for the Bears. The former Tar Heel has faced 58 double-teams so far this season, while top edge rushers Nick Bosa and Micah Parsons are each in the 40s. The Eagles have a dominant front seven as it is, which will only elevate Quinn's game to the next level. The Birds are currently tied for 10th in the NFL with 17 sacks, with a pass-rushing group made up of Haason Reddick (4.5), Josh Sweat (2.5), and Brandon Graham (3.0) off the edge, as well as Javon Hargrave (1.0), Fletcher Cox (3.0), and rookie Jordan Davis (12 tackles) on the interior. Quinn has had five double-digit sack seasons, including three of his four seasons, but also four seasons with five sacks or fewer. Roseman is proving he wants to go all-in on this team in 2022 to make a run at the Super Bowl. The strong defense gets even better and they will look to burst out of the bye week continuing their winning ways.
With the fourth-round draft pick going to the Bears for Quinn, Chicago is also paying $7.1 million of his remaining salary this season, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Philadelphia will then get him for the minimum for this season as they look to snag the top seed in the NFC and go for their second ever Super Bowl win. Beyond this season, they inherit non-guaranteed base salaries of $14 million in 2023 and $13 million in 2024. At 6-0, the Eagles are looking like a very dangerous team and the NFC has been a very weak conference this season. Surprisingly, one of the best teams right now, at least record-wise, the Eagles will have to deal with are the Giants. The Giants currently sit at 6-1 and in second-place behind the Eagles in the NFC East. Coming off their bye, Philadelphia plays the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quinn and the rest of the Eagles' pass rush will be gunning for rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, and look to wreck havoc on the rest of the teams on their schedule.