Chicago Bears: 3 Winners from Week 3 vs. the Cleveland Browns
Chicago Bears Week 3 Winner No. 2: Robert Quinn
After last season, many fans, including myself, were ready to give up on Robert Quinn. We were ready to accept that we paid an older player who had a good year like he was in his prime.
The Bears would just have to wait out his contract and eventually look back with regret. Yet, he has had a very good start to this year. He has doubled his sack total from last year and has looked a lot quicker than he did last year, especially against the Browns.
He finished with three total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one tackle for loss. That brings him to four sacks on the season already which is not bad in only three weeks. Like I mentioned before, he has seemed quicker and has been looking sharper with his pass rush moves.
The Bears need him to be getting pressure in order for this defense to stay competitive. We saw what happens when there is no pressure against the Rams. Quinn and Mack are going to have to be great this year for the Bears to remain relevant.
Sean Desai has done a good job of complementing Mack with Quinn and the results are easy to see. Against a good offensive line, Quinn was able to make his presence felt all game, and there were many plays in which Baker Mayfield was forced to throw early because either one of them was in his face.
Robert Quinn is off to a fast start this year and it is hopefully a sign of good things to come. He is on pace to have double-digit sacks this year which would be welcomed considering he only had two last season. Obviously, he is getting older, but if he continues to apply consistent pressure it will make things a lot easier for the rest of the Bears pass rush and the guys behind them.