Chicago Bears Robert Quinn highly efficient at Carolina Panthers
This is what the Chicago Bears thought they were getting when they signed Robert Quinn
Through six weeks Robert Quinn has remained a rotational player. Considering he has never done much against the run or in space, it is fair to think that this will remain the case, as he once again played less than half of the snaps on Sunday.
However, one thing we wrote is that paying Quinn to be a rotational pass rusher is fine, however, if he is not going to produce in that role, you have serious issues. Despite only having one job, Quinn only had one sack through five games, albeit he was inactive week one.
Still, Quinn also had just five pressures. If you are a pass rush specialist, and you get one pressure per game, you are just a guy. Fortunately for the Bears, Quinn finally gave them a complete game that they were looking for.
No, he did not get a sack, but his game on Sunday was as good as any. He recorded six pressures on 27 pass-rush attempts. That is right, after five pressures all season, he doubled that number in playing the majority of pass rush snaps on Sunday.
Quinn consistently beat Russell Okung, a talented tackle, and forced Teddy Bridgewater into sacks at the hands of others. It can be argued on the first sack that his stunt set up Bilal Nichols for an easy win. This is what Quinn was signed for, to make an impact every time Bridgewater dropped back.
On a snap by snap basis, only Brandon Graham and Emmanuel Ogbah had a better pass rush productivity grade from PFF on Sunday. That is making the most out of every snap.
Quinn posted a 13.6 PRP score on Sunday, which bumped his season total up to 5.5. That is good enough for 39th in the NFL. He was not even in the top 50 coming into Sunday.
Quinn missed week one, and while he took off immediately with a strip-sack in week two, he has been quiet since. On Sunday, Quinn started to get back on track. However, he needs to know that this is not a once every five-game occurrence, but rather should be a baseline game moving forward. The Bears are resting him and saving him for these moments. It is time to keep producing.