Chicago Bears: Week 4 offensive, defensive, special teams and rookie MVPs
By Evan Bruner
Chicago Bears Week 4 Defensive MVP: Robert Quinn
For the second straight week, I felt like Robert Quinn was the most deserving of defensive MVP honors. There were several defensive players that made a noticeable impact for the Bears: Roquan Smith, Khalil Mack, Alec Ogletree, and Jaylon Johnson, to name a few. However, Quinn’s play was responsible for one of the biggest turning points in the entire game.
In the final minutes of the first half, with the Lions inside the Chicago five, Quinn’s sack forced a fumble, which allowed the Bears to take a 14-0 lead into halftime. Quinn finished the game with five tackles, one sack, and two quarterback hits.
Robert Quinn still isn’t slowing down
Quinn now has 4.5 sacks through four games and has been one of the most productive pass rushers in the entire league. Many fans had low expectations for Quinn, given how much he struggled in 2020, but he has given fans a pleasant surprise, and after four weeks of sustained production, a season with double-digit sacks may be a strong possibility for the veteran.
Quinn’s reestablished presence has also helped out Mack a lot. Teams have to now watch both sides on passing downs and that draws Mack more one on one opportunities.