Chicago Bears need more from Robert Quinn
It is time for the Chicago Bears to demand Robert Quinn bring more to the table
The Chicago Bears defense is not the problem. However, through eight weeks, Robert Quinn has been. Quinn has flashed in a game or two, and the Bears have stayed above .500, so the scrutiny has not come his way.
However, we have noted that he has been in a rotational role throughout the year and has hardly taken snaps during run downs. This is fine when he records a strip-sack and as impactful as a pass rusher. The issue is that has come and gone, and more often than not Quinn has not been productive.
That showed once again on Sunday as Quinn played 54% of the snaps and recorded just one pressure. He was third on the team in pass-rush snaps behind Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks. However, he was tied for fourth in pressures with a large group of names. John Jenkins had as many pressures, according to PFF.
Quinn is behind Mack, Hicks, and Bilal Nichols for total pressures in 2020, and only has one more pressure than Roy Robertson-Harris.
Amongst all pass rushers, Quinn ranks 47th in pressures and 46th in pass-rush productivity which accounts for snaps played. For what it is worth, Leonard Floyd is 30th in pressures and 43rd in pass-rush productivity. The Bears could have extended Floyd to get what they are getting with Floyd, and they would have had the same player in coverage and against the run. Now, the Bears have to push the right buttons with their platoon.
Quinn does not need to be top 10 in the NFL, but he producing similar to players such as Jordan Jenkins and Malik Reed. He needs to be doing more than he doing now. If not, the Bears need to be asking serious questions about why he is being paid so much money to play so little and provide even less on a per play basis.