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Finally, the Chicago Bears likely regret choosing Robert Quinn over Leonard Floyd

When Ryan Pace elected to not bring Leonard Floyd back, not many Bears fans were upset. Many consider Leonard Floyd another draft pick bust of Pace — he’s not. When it was known that Floyd wasn’t coming back, but Robert Quinn was taking his place, everything looked to be shaping up nicely for 2020.

You see, Leonard Floyd was not doing enough from a sacks perspective. Quinn on the otherhand was a sack machine. In 2019, he had nearly as many sacks (11.0) as Floyd had the three prior years combined (11.5). I was on record loving the change but boy was I as wrong as Pace. Quinn has been the bust, while Floyd has flourished in Los Angeles.

We are only one game in and technically Quinn has half a sack already. I went back to watch the play and disagree with the stat. Akiem Hicks deserves the full sack in my opinon. Quinn was mostly nonexistent in the game. He came away with two QB hits and an assisted tackle to add to his sack. Leonard Floyd never touched Andy Dalton, but he did have three tackles.

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It’s too early to tell, and the stats would say Quinn played somewhat decent, but Floyd finished 2020 with 10.5 sacks and 55 combined tackles (31 solos). Quinn finished with only two sacks and 20 combined tackles (14 solos). Since we cannot go back in time, let’s hope that Quinn finds his form again and earns his keep this season. Until we know for sure, Floyd would look better on this defense.