The Chicago Bears rescind Leonard Floyd’s fifth-year option and replace him with Robert Quinn
Although it is not a good sign that Ryan Pace had to rescind Leonard Floyd‘s fifth-year option, Pace did a solid job finding a replacement for 2020. This marks two first-round picks who will not see their fifth-year option in a Bears uniform. Mitchell Trubisky is obviously the other. That is not a good look for an organization.
The saving grace here though is that Pace was able to upgrade the position by releasing Floyd and signing Robert Quinn to replace him. Quinn is coming off a season with 11.5 sacks. That is more than Floyd had in his first four seasons combined. Injuries have been Quinn’s downfall, but he has played in at least 14 games in each of the last three years. His sack totals were 11.5, 6.5 and 8.5.
Coming to Chicago and playing across from Khalil Mack should free him up for double-digit sacks again. His down year of 6.5 sacks was while in Miami. Miami’s defense was not the greatest and the second-best pass rusher on the team was Cameron Wake who was 36 years old at the time.
My prediction for Quinn is 10 sacks and the Chicago Bears defense should push to match or beat the 2018 sack totals the team saw during its 12-4 run.