Robert Quinn has not practiced yet for the Chicago Bears, but fans should not be concerned
One of the biggest moves the Chicago Bears made was adding Robert Quinn via free agency to a five-year deal. This is a big deal for a player who has been playing for a contract the past couple of seasons, so there is a general question as to what type of motivation they will get from Quinn now with comfortability.
So, when it started to come out that Robert Quinn has yet to practice with shoulder pads on this offseason, it had to at least alarm Chicago Bears fans. Luckily, the question was brought up, and coaches have noted that there is no injury, or any issue really.
When asked about the status of Quinn, Chuck Pagano noted that he is getting veteran treatment.
“Some veterans we want to ease him into camp, what matters most is being ready for Detroit,” Pagano added.
The Bears outside linebackers coach had a similar stance.
“He’s got his own set of requirements that we’ve got to get done with Rob first and he is exactly where he needs to be,” outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino said. “He’s had a few things come up and based on those things, we’ve got to continue to bring him along slowly. He’s in the ramping up phase.”
So, it is not injury related which is good. Beyond that, we kind of know exactly what Robert Quinn is bringing to the defense. He does not line up all over the place. He does not even defend the run well, and that is known about him coming into this. What you get is a player who can put his hand down opposite of Khalil Mack and get after the quarterback.
How many times do you need to see that in camp before you are okay with him? Quinn is 30 years old and has played through injuries throughout his entire career. The Bears really do not need to see much of him this portion of the offseason.
“We’ll slowly ease him into things,” Matt Nagy said when asked about the status of Quinn. The Bears know exactly what they have in him, and are not going out of their way to scheme him into the defense. If he shows up for Week One in shape and ready to get after it, the Bears have what they are looking for.