Who is the seventh most valuable player on the 2020 Chicago Bears roster?
As we are counting down until the start of the 2020 season, we have been counting down the Chicago Bears 2020 roster. We have gone from 90 all the way down into the top 10. Now, we are onto number seven.
7. Robert Quinn
The Robert Quinn signing is clearly a big one. Leonard Floyd was a top ten pick who never lived up to the hype. However, if he did, this is the type of ranking the Chicago Bears would expect from him at this point in his career. With that in mind, the Bears knew that they were not getting that production, and spent money to replace it.
When comparing Quinn to Floyd, there is a clear difference. Quinn is a much more proven and consistent pass rusher. It is not just production, either. Quinn was much more impactful on film, and consistently pushed pockets and forced quicker than anticipated passes.
There is a drop off though. Floyd was consistent against the run and played more in space as a coverage player. There could be less dropping from Quinn, but he will have to hold up stronger against the run or the Bears will see a decline.
Still, the increase in pass rush should be worth it. Quinn receives the attention of a big-time pass rusher. Khalil Mack does as well. Akiem Hicks does as well. Eddie Goldman’s job is to eat blocks. Overall, it is going to be hard to slide coverages any which way. This could mean some of the best plays to come for Quinn. We will see if he can live to this high of a ranking as we go back through this list in 2021.